This is an analysis of the poem A Criança that begins with:

Que veux-tu, fleur, beau fruit, ou l'oiseau merveilleux?
Ami, dit l'enfant grec, dit l'enfant aux yeux bleus,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXX aXaXXX XXXXXX XXXaXa XXXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111111110100 101111111111 1110101111 101011000 11101101010 100100 1001010010010 111110010110 10110 1100111001000 11101000110 1011110 11010001100 100100101100 101110 101010111100 11011100100 11010 11011011000 11110101111010 101111 110101001100110 110111101 111001 110100101 101001110 110100 10111101101100
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 192
  • Average number of words per stanza: 36
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; o is repeated.

    The author used the same word que 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 A Criança;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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