This is an analysis of the poem Chanson Des Yeux that begins with:

Viens: là, sur des joncs frais ta place est toute prête.
Viens, viens, sur mes genoux viens reposer ta tête....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXXXaaXXXX XXXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111111110111 111110110011 1111111001 1111100110111 111110110110 1111001110 1110111110110 111010111010 1110101110111 0110110111101 1010101111 110110101111 111101010111 111011101111 11110111110 1111011110110 111101110110 111110110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 430
  • Average number of words per stanza: 87
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 47 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; viens, te, sur, le, adieu, et are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines te, tre, yeux, re are repeated).

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

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

  • summary of Chanson Des Yeux;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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