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

Endormons-nous, petit chat noir.
Voici que j’ai mis l’éteignoir...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXXa XXXbXX XXXXXX XXXXXa XcdXXd XbXcXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10011011 1011110 1110 1110110 110110 111 1101101 1110111 111 11001011 10111000 1001 11111000 1001100 0110 1111110 111101 11010 11100111 1101011 1110 111001110 01110111 0101 1110110 1101001 011111 11101011 1111011 0111 11011101 11001110 11100 1110101 11111010 11100
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 160
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 36
  • Average number of symbols per line: 26 (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; du is repeated.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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