This is an analysis of the poem Spleen D'Été that begins with:

L'orageux crépuscule oppresse au loin la mer
Et les noirs sapins. L'ombre, hélas ! revient toujours....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXX XXaX XXXa XXXX XXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10010101111 11110111010 111111110110 1011110110 1111111111 111011110 11011110001 1111101110 110100010100 1011110110 1110110111111 1111111110011110 011100101100 11011010111 1010001110 0111011110 111111101 1101011110 10111110001 111111110
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 182
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • 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:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; les, pour, je are repeated.

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

  • summary of Spleen D'Été;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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