This is an analysis of the poem Causerie (Conversation) that begins with:

Vous êtes un beau ciel d'automne, clair et rose!
Mais la tristesse en moi monte comme la mer,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcd XXeX XXX XXX f ghce ijfi kbi iaj X f jiji lXlX lli ihh l j hhhg iiii ili lbb h f ahXe ijfi klc iah Xd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,3,3,1,4,4,3,3,1,1,4,4,3,3,1,1,4,4,3,3,1,1,4,4,3,3,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111110111 11101110111 1111011101 010110011010 11111111111111 110110011110 1111111011 11101111111 11011011111 111111111110 1101100111 11111101 10110110111 1011010111 1010 110101011110 1101001101 1101111101 01010000101 011111101101 1011000110 101100101010 111110011100 110010010101 1111111101 0011011101 1101010110100 0010011101100 11101011 010110100 1010 11110111110 11011101001 11010111010 11010100001 1111111110 101101011100 1101111111 111111011100 11010101010 11110111110 0011011101 1101010111 01110111101 1011111101 0101110 101 110101010101 110101110101 111101110111 100101100100 100111110111 110111010001 1011010111001 100111011100 110101010111 110111110111 110101010101 110101010010 1001010100101 111101011101 01011011001 1010 1101000010010101 110110101 10010011101 0110000101 0111111101 101110010110 1011011010 1111111010111100 1100101101 111111111 0101011101 110101011110 01111101100 1110101111 01011010
  • Amount of stanzas: 28
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 127
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 82
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • 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; la, on, s'y, tes, and, they, it, that, of, my are repeated.

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

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

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

  • summary of Causerie (Conversation);
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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