This is an analysis of the poem La Maison Du Berger (Ii) that begins with:

Poésie ! ô trésor ! perle de la pensée !
Les tumultes du coeur, comme ceux de la mer,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abaXXXX XXXXXXXXcXcXac XXXXXXX XXXXaXa dcXceeX fXfdXXX gagXdda XbXbdXX XXXXbXX XeXebXX XXXXXXX XXfXXXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,14,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111011 11000111011 1110101110 100110110110 111011101111 10111011 010100110 011000111101 1111010110111 10011101101110 10101011100 100101110111 1101101011 11110011111 11011100100 11101010111 1111100011100 10110110101 1101100100110 1100101101 0101010111101 111101011 111101110 110110111 10110010011 11011101011 01010010111 1101111010 11011011111 110100011010 1000011101 110110101110 01101011111 110110111010 10111110101 1011111111 111011011011 111111011100 11110111101 110110110110 1111011110 110011111000 111110111101 1011011011010 11010010101 11111111111 10100111100 1101111101000 111101101100 111010110100 11111101101 11111101100100 01100101011 111011011010 011110111010 1010010110111 1001011101 11101011011 10001011100 1100101110011 10110111101 11111011100 1111010010 1011100110010 110011111001 10111110100 11101010011 11101010001 10111111110 1111111111 1001101111000 11111001010 1111011101100 10101110110 01111111011 1011011110 11011110100 11011011110 110110110110 1111011010100 11110001100 11011111111 011111001110 111101110110 1100110110010 101100011010 10001111111 1110010001 0101011111100 1101010110000 1101100110011
  • Amount of stanzas: 12
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 361
  • Average number of words per stanza: 65
  • Amount of lines: 91
  • Average number of symbols per line: 47 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; le, c'est, les, sans, de, et are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word le is repeated.

    The author used the same word ils at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines le, es, ne are repeated).

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase le connects the lines.

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