This is an analysis of the poem Les Destinées that begins with:

Depuis le premier jour de la création,
Les pieds lourds et puissants de chaque Destinée...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXa XXa XXX Xbc bcb XbX XXX dXX XXX XXX dXX cdX XbX bXX Xea eXX XXX XXX XXX XXX dXX Xda efX fXX XeX XXe XXX XXg aea XXX XXX XaX XXX cbX bXb XeX XgX gXX eXX fXf XXd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1000110110 1111100110 1011111110 1111101111 10111111010 110101111011 110110101 101111111100 1101111111 011010111100 10011010110 01110100011 10100011010 1011110011 10110011010 111010101100 1111010111 1111011110 1010111110 1110111010 10111111100 1111001101 101101111111 1010011010011 110011010110 11110011101 11110111111101 011110110100 1110101111 111111111100 10111010101 101101110 1110011101001111 11110010111 110010101010 11011011010 111111101110 11110001110100 101010110010 111000110100 110011110010 1110010010 110010100110 11100111001 111011011 1110110110 0101011111110 01101110 111001100110 1101011100 10010111011 1100100111100 1101111010 11011111011 1110100110100 111010110100 1110101110110 1110111111110 1101111110110 1110001111010 11101101101 111011110100 1111011110010 1111011110111 1111101101 11001010111011 1010111111 11011011011 1111010111 11110101101111 111000101100 11111011010 11110011110 11111111111 1101011110000 111111011110 101111110 11110011110 11100100110 110011110110 11011101100 1100111111111 111010110100 111100111110111 111001110010 1111001101111 1101011110011 11101101110111 111011111010 111111111010 1011010111110 11101011110 111111111011111 10110011110 10110011010 1111010110 110010111 1100111101000 11110111001 101111111100 111111110 10111101101000 110010111110 11010110100 1011111001 1001111111110 111110111101 111110111110 11110110111 11010010111 1111111110111 10111110011 110110110110 110101111 1111010101 0111011010 011011111000 1101010011 10111111111 111001111 10110011110 1010111010 1100110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 41
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 141
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 123
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (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; et, chaque, le, ', leur, nous, les, sur, nos, o are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words ', a are repeated.

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

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Les Destinées;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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