This is an analysis of the poem La Crypte that begins with:

Égarons-nous, mon âme, en ces cryptes funestes,
Où la douleur, par des crimes, se définit, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXX XXXXXaXXX XaXXX X XXbXcdXX XXaXeXXXe XcXebbaXXX XXXXbXXXXXXX XXXXXXXX eeXXcXXXXXXXXXXaXXXXXXXX XXXdaXbXbaXXXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,9,5,1,8,9,10,12,8,24,14,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101111110100 11101111110 111110110 1011110 01111010 11110111 111111 1110 110 1110010 111101 111111010 110011110011 111110010110 01111111110 01111110101 11011010 1110110010 11001111 1110111010 11110111110 11100110 10111 1011011100 10010010 1110011 11111111 11101100 1001110001 1001101 111111100 1100111010 1110101101 1101011 01101011 1101101 111010011 1011001110 1010100101 111010101 1110111011 110111001 100100111011 10110011 10101111110 1011011110 10111111010 10111111001 1111011110 1111110001 110101110100 111010111 1100111000110 111011011 101101101011 1101100011 10001100 110101001110 10110101110 01100101 1011111011 11110110111 10111011101 101100011010 11110111001 1111100110 100111011010 11111110011 11110101 110101100100 11111111110 111111111101111 111101111000 11111111100 111101010110 100010011010 110111110100 11100111010 11100111010 10111101100 111111101110 11101001 111111111111 11110111100 1111101011 1111110100 01010 101010 110110 111111011 111111101 11101110 1011101110 0111111110 1111110111 111110110 111001110100 1010100110 111001111001 10110110011 1111011011 111101100 11110010 11100110010 01001010
  • Amount of stanzas: 11
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 398
  • Average number of words per stanza: 70
  • Amount of lines: 105
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (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; des, s, et, la, de, le, les, leur are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words o, des, se, et, la are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines morts, bres, es, e are repeated).

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

  • summary of La Crypte;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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