This is an analysis of the poem Soir Religieux (Iii) that begins with:

Des villages plaintifs et des champs reposés,
Voici que s'exhalait, dans la paix vespérale, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXX XXXX aXXa XXXX XXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11001011110 10110011110 1101001101 11111111 01111111110 111111110 11101011111 1111010 1110111011 111110100 11101011110 1100111101 111000110110 1111011010 11011110110 1100101100100 11111011110 100010111100 100110111000 010110111100
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 187
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (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; le, les are repeated.

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

  • summary of Soir Religieux (Iii);
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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