This is an analysis of the poem Chanson D'Après-Midi (Afternoon Song) that begins with:

Quoique tes sourcils méchants
Te donnent un air étrange...

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXX XaXX bXcb XXdX eXeX XXXX XXXX aXdX aXXa XXXX F cdgc Xaag hbci jkfX XXca hlcc bamc mkbb cbem nkbo X a bddb inni dood lkkl ceec bccb cggc baab cbbc bbbb g F chhc paap Xhhi jbbj aXea pbbp kjXk ckkc iiim qbbq q F gaaX gaag geeX ekke beeb Xee XXhb acca
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,1,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,1,1,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,1,1,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,1,1,4,4,4,4,4,3,4,4,4,4,2,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11101 110111 1111011 101110 1110110 110010 10110 011110 01111 10011010 1101101 011010 1110101 1101100 110101 1111 1110111 110101110 1110110 111011 11011000 0111011 1110110 11101000 1001100 1110 11001 1101010 111011 101110 1111111 111111 1110010 1110101 1111111 111110 11111 1110110 010010 1111 1011 1110011 1101001 110110 1000101 1011111 1010010 0010010 0011010 1110110 0010110 1101010 0001011 01100111 10101010 111010 1001001 1011010 1101110 1110010 1101101 1101010 0111110 1101010 0110010 0100101 1010010 1101010 111110 11110110 001010 111111 0111111 1011010 1011101 1111100 1101100 1110111 1111110 01001 0110100 010110100 10101 11100101 1110101 1010111 1001101 11010011 011111011 010100011 11010101 10110111 010111010 011101010 10010111 11010101 011100110 010111010 11110111 01010101 11110011 11110001 11001101 111100011 101111001 10010111 10111111 01010001 010010011 11110101 10010111 11110100 11000101 01110101 10011101 1011101 11011101 11111101 01011011 1101011101 11110111 01010001 01010101 0101110 1011 11010101 11110111 11110001 11010101 11011111 110101110 110100110 01110111 11110100 10110011 11011101 00010101 01110011 10100101 11011111 10110011 01010101 10011100 11110101 11010101 11010100 11011101 11110011 11010101 0101010010 0101001110 100111010 010101010 11110001 110011010 111101010 01011011 10110101 10111111 01101101 1101100 11010111 11001101 01001101 011101001 0101110 1011 1110111 1100010 10001010 11110 10111 110100010 100010 10100100 101101 10101 01010100 1101000 1011011 1011010 1010010 010101 110101 0110100 110001 11011011 11011100 1111111 1110100 11111000 1011000 1100001 111111 11111 11101 1110111 1110111 011101 01110101 110111 11011001 111101 10001 01010001 01010011 10100
  • Amount of stanzas: 58
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 105
  • Average number of words per stanza: 19
  • Amount of lines: 211
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; les, tes, your, and, my are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words sous, mon, under, my, with, how, your, by, beneath are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines rieuse, you are repeated).

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

  • summary of Chanson D'Après-Midi (Afternoon Song);
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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