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

Dites, les gens, les vieilles gens,
Que s'exaltent les coeurs dans vos hameaux ; ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AXAXbXXXb cXXXXXXXXXXXXa XXXXXXXX bXXX aXXXbXXXXXXXXc XXXX aaabXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,14,8,4,14,4,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10111101 1100111110 10111101 11111110 110011 1110101110 1110101110 111101110 11100111 1001101 1111110 11101100 1110101101 10011110 1110101011 1110101 101111010 1110100011 101101 1100111011011 1101101 1100111 10011111 111001 11101110 11110011110010 1110011 110111100 110011101100 11110111000 101011001110 11001100111 110101101010 11011101 1110111110 1010111111 111011110 110111100 1111111101110 01111 0111011 111101110 1101110110 11011110 10110 1101101110 11001110000 11000111 1110111 10111101 101111110 10111101100111 111101001110 11111101 11001011100 1100111011110 111101011 1011110 1110101011 11101111 101
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 341
  • Average number of words per stanza: 61
  • Amount of lines: 61
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (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; les, gens, qui, et, des, un are repeated.

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

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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