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

Non plus parce qu'il vit d'angoisse et de souffrance,
Mais parce qu'à chaque heure il crée une espérance, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXXXaX bXXcXXX XdXXeX fXXXXX fgXeXX XXdgXc XbXX XXaXXXXXg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,7,6,6,6,6,4,9,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111101101010 1111111110 110001101 1101111 11100 10111101 1101111 1110 10100111101 111101100100 11111101 111110111 11000110 100010001111 1101110 1011011011 11010111111 1011101111110 11110111001010 1111110100100 10101010 10111111111 101110111010 10111110101 1111011011 101011111 01 1011111 11010010 01111101000 010101011101 11001100 111111111110110 1111111011110 1111110 1110111 11101111 011010 1110111011 101110111010 11001011101 011110110111 11101011110 10 1110 10111 1110111 11110111111 110111 11101010010 11101010010 110010110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 248
  • Average number of words per stanza: 46
  • Amount of lines: 52
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; qui, et, en, croyance, mon, le, je are repeated.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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