This is an analysis of the poem Tout Ce Qui Vit Autour De Nous that begins with:

Tout ce qui vit autour de nous,
Sous la douce et fragile lumière,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXXXXXXXXaX XXXXXXbXab XaXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,10,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111001 11111010 10110101010 11111101111 1110110010 1100100 1110010 1001 1111111010 10011 11 1101 110001111010 111100111010 10100010010 11011011 111110111110 11111011000 101110011 111010000 101011101 10111011 111010101111 101110101 1011010111110 110010101 1110001101 111111110
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 351
  • Average number of words per stanza: 65
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (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; et, qui, les, nous, nos are repeated.

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

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

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase nous connects the lines.

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

  • summary of Tout Ce Qui Vit Autour De Nous;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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