This is an analysis of the poem J'Ai Cru À Tout Jamais Notre Joie Engourdie that begins with:

J'ai cru à tout jamais notre joie engourdie
Comme un soleil fané avant qu'il ne fût nuit, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXX XXXX XXaa bXbX XXXX XXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111010110 1101101101111 011001101110 11001111010 11101011110 11101101101 111111101110 110010101010 11111110100 11110101111110 111100111111 11110110110 111101110010 101010111010 111101001101 1110111001001 11001111101 11111111100111 11101111011 111101111011 111100111011 1100111111 110101111001 100111101011
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 195
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 48 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; mes, et, le, me, pour, les are repeated.

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

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  • idea of the verse;
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