This is an analysis of the poem L'Homme Et La Mer that begins with:

Homme libre, toujours, tu chériras la mer !
La mer est ton miroir ; tu contemples ton âme...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXX aXXa XXXX XXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111011011 1101110110011 10100100011 11011111110 11110110110 110011111111 111010001110 11011100110 111111110 1111010110 11111101100100 11110010110 110011101000 111100110110 100110010111 1101011000
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 180
  • Average number of words per stanza: 34
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; ton, et, de, tes, vous are repeated.

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

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  • summary of L'Homme Et La Mer;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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