This is an analysis of the poem L'Europe that begins with:

Un soir plein de clartés et de nuages d'or,
Du fond des cieux lointains, rayonne au coeur d'un port ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXXXXXXXaXcXXXdeXXXXbXXbXXXXXaXXXXXaXXXXdXXXXXfXXaXXgXeXeXg XXeXXXXXXXXac fXXXdXXXXXX XeaXXXXd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 60,13,11,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1110110101 011110101111 10111010100 1010110110010 101111110 11101110110 10101011010 111110100100 11110111011100 11101001111 01111111100 1100111001 101111 1011111100 10111111100 1110111101 110110 0111010 11001110110 1101011101 01011110 1110111101 101001110 111101110011 101001100011 111010 1111010 1101100010 111011100 1101111 110111 101101 1100 1110011101 1011010101100 1100111110 1111111101011 1101011100 1001111110 11011010111 11111111101100 11110010111 10101110110 111101111110 1010111110100 11110111010 111101111110 1010111100011 1111111101000 100011101110 0111011101 111010111100 11100101110010 111110011001 11100011010 11101011101 1110101010100 10111011101 10111011011 011110111010 111010101 101001101110 101000010101 11001011100 1001110100 111010111010 100110101100 1111110110 1100111111 1101111110100 110010101010 101010110111 11001010101 11011111011 10011011101 1111110100 11101011110 11011001111 111011110 10111001110 101100101100 1111001101110 1111101010 1011111110 10011110100 11010010001 111111011 10111001110 11111111100 100111011 11110011010 1110110110
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1053
  • Average number of words per stanza: 186
  • Amount of lines: 92
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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; de, et, les, des, leur, la are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words et, les, elle are repeated.

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

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

  • summary of L'Europe;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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