This is an analysis of the poem Bénédiction that begins with:

Des femmes en peignoir, portant la boîte au lait,
Craignaient de se crotter et montraient leur mollet....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXXXXaaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110110101111 1001110110110 1111101001 1101101110 11111011 11111111 1111010011 11000111100111 110101111 01100111100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 493
  • Average number of words per stanza: 95
  • Amount of lines: 10
  • Average number of symbols per line: 48 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

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

  • summary of Bénédiction;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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