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

J’aurais bien voulu vivre en doux ermite,
Vivre d’un radis et de l’eau qui court....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xaaa XXbX XXaX cXbX XcXX XXXX XXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011011110 111010111 11011110111 1111010101 1011111010 1011010011 1111110 111111110101 01111111 111010100 1111011010 111011110 11111111 110101011 10110101110 111111010 11110111110 10100111111 1101011110 11001011000 11111010010 11001101 1011111110 1110001110 1111111100 11111010110 111111111010 1101101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 158
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; aux, dans, de are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word j at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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