This is an analysis of the poem Blanche Et Douce Colombe that begins with:

Blanche et douce colombe, aimable prisonnière,
Quel injuste ennemi te cache à la lumière?...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,12,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11101010100 110100101110 111110110111 110010101010 1101111001 101101111111 11010110100 110111110010 1011011110 11111011111010 011101001111 100101101010 11101100110 101110101011 101100110111 01111111110 1111110101 111100111001 11010111010 101010111110 1111010100 1011101110 1111101101101 110011101010 1111011100 11011011100 11001110101 1111011001 11110011011 1011111110111 11110101011 11110110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 490
  • Average number of words per stanza: 92
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (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, le are repeated.

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

    The poet repeated the same word ruisseau at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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  • summary of Blanche Et Douce Colombe;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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