This is an analysis of the poem Madame De Warens that begins with:

Mademe De Warens, you would watch the storm
Folding the dark trees of your sad Charmettes,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXab cdee dfXc dccg ffhh cXXe bcXX agfX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1001011101 10011011100 1111010001 1101011111 0110110110 0111011101 0101010101 1100111101 11111100111 0101010100 1001011111 1101000101 1110010111 0101110100 1101110101 0001001100 11111101110 1101100100 1101101101 0111010101 1100101101 01010101010 01010101010 0111010111 1001010101 0011000101 1001011111 1101011100 1001011111 1101111101 001101010010 01110010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 174
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many three dots in the poem. Readers should think of the author's idea together with the pensive speaker.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; you, him, sweet are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Madame De Warens;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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