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

Et pleine d'un bétail magnifique, l'étable,
A main gauche, près des fumiers étagés haut, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXX XXXX XXX XXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,3,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with trochaic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 11111001 011111011 10110110101 111011011000 11110011111 1110101100100 1110010110100 111010111111 1010111010110 1110010100010 1111011100 1011111101100 101001100100 110011101000
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 172
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 48 (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; s, d'un, la, les, de are repeated.

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

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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