This is an analysis of the poem Ex-Voto Breton Church Model that begins with:

Once on a day a Paimpol man
Promised a ship to the good St. Anne . . ....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aa bbccaa XdXeaa eeffaa ccddcc ggbbhhXaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,6,6,6,6,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010101 100100011 100110111 101111101 110100111 111111111 100100101 100100011 110111010 01110010010 1011110110 11110111 0101101001 0100110011 10111101011 111101111 111010001001 11100001001 100110101 100100011 110101111 100101111 101101111 110100101 10110111 0101001001 10101101101 1010101101 1010011111 011110111 1101001001 1110101101 1100110101 110100011
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 198
  • Average number of words per stanza: 40
  • Amount of lines: 34
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (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; so, and, to are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, whether are repeated.

    The poet repeated the same word anne at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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