This is an analysis of the poem Le Malheur that begins with:

Suivi du Suicide impie,
A travers les pâles cités,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaXXbXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXbXXcXX XXXXXcXXXX cXcbXdXXXX XXXXXaXXXX XXXcXeXXXX eXXdXXXXaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1001011 010111 0101111 101110 1011011 11011011 10101111 1111111 01001111 1011010 11101011 01011110 110111110 01011100 1011111 1111110 11011110 011011100 100111100 11110010 1111110 1110110 11101100 100110 1111111 10111111 1101110 10101011 010110 11101011 111110011 101100 01111010 11101000 01011111 10010110 1101011 10111010 111110 1011101 1111010 11110011 111011110 11111111 10110110 110101001 1111110 111011111 1111101 010100 111111 11010010 111101 1111010 110111 1110011 11110011 110110 11110 01011110 1100101 1111010 1111111 1111111 11011110 11101010 11011010 111111110 11111000 1000010 101111000 0111010 1111100 10100011 1111010 11100100 1011110 10010111 10111011 11001010
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 314
  • Average number of words per stanza: 59
  • Amount of lines: 80
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; s, la, le, de, mon are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines tombe, bres, e are repeated).

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  • summary of Le Malheur;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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