This is an analysis of the poem Ainsi, Lorsque Souvent that begins with:

Ainsi, lorsque souvent le gouvernail agile
De Douvre ou de Tanger fend la route mobile,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 18,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10110010010 01101011110 11011011110 010010101100 10110011110 1101101110 11111111110 1011101010 11101101111 111111111110 111011111 1011010111 110101111010 101010111110 111101110100 1111100110111 110011111111 1111011011100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 811
  • Average number of words per stanza: 158
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (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; son, et, il are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines re is repeated).

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