This is an analysis of the poem Le Péché that begins with:

Sur sa butte que le vent gifle,
Il tourne et fauche et ronfle et siffle,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXX XXXa XXXX XbXX XXXXX XbX XXXXXXXXC X XXX XXXXXXXC X XXXXXXXXC XdXXXXdXXXXa XaXXXaXaXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,5,3,9,1,3,8,1,9,12,10,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111011 11111111 0101111 1110100 11111011 1110101 1101110 11101100 1110100 1100110 10010110 10010 1001111 111011 1010101 11100100 1011101 11101110 1111 11101001 11110001 1001011 110110111 100111 11100010 010111110 11101011 11011 1110110111 111010 1111110 1101110110 1101001 11 11100111100 11101101 1110111 11100010 1110111101 1111110 111001010 10111110 111010 1011011111111 1101001 10 11001100110 1011010100 11110011 1100111110 110110110 100011100 11011011 110011101011 1101001 11101000 10011010 10111110 11111100 11101011 1100111 0101111 11111000 11100110 11001010 10001110 01011011 1001101111 1110111 1011111 11001100 11101011 10100011 1111101 11101101 1011111 101111100111
  • Amount of stanzas: 14
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 185
  • Average number of words per stanza: 34
  • Amount of lines: 77
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; et, le, les, qui, leurs are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines te, e, toiles, bres, res, s, tes are repeated).

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

  • summary of Le Péché;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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