This is an analysis of the poem Au Bord De L'Eau that begins with:

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Un lourd soleil tombait d'aplomb sur le lavoir ;...

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  • Rhyme scheme: a XbcbXdXdXXXXXXXXXe XXXXXdXXXdXXXXfXXgXhXg iicXXXXjdXXXXk dXXXXX X hXXXXXX XXkXXX Xc cXXXXXXXXXXXXgXe XXXXXXXXXbXXbXggXXXbX XXlXXd X XXgXcXXX cXddXXgXlXXXjffXgXXXXXXXXdXXXX XXXfXXXcXc X gXXkdbXXXXXXXXbXXXXXa Xd XXmdc XX XiXXXXXXmmXhXXgXXh XXXXXX XXXbX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,18,22,14,6,1,7,6,2,16,21,6,1,8,30,10,1,21,2,5,2,18,6,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 110110101010 110100100111 11111101001 11010001011 111110110 111010111110 110010111101 1101101001010 1111000111110 11110111010 1110111110 10111111100 111001110011 111101111 10101011100 1111111111100 11110101100 1001010110101 11011111101 11111100110 11011111010 1101111100 111011100100 10101011101 110011111011 1100111111 1101111001 1011100110011 1010011010110 01010011100 1101001101110 11001111100 110101110 1101110110 1010111110 10101101110 1110111010 1101011111 100110110010 1101011111011 111110110101 010110110011 110110110101 11100111110 100110111010 010111110110 111001110110 10011011111110 11110100101 111110011111100 1111001111110 100110111010 1111011111 011001110110 11110010111 11100101011 10110111100 110010101110 1011001011100 111110110110 1 11110110101 1001111110 110011110011 1110011101110 11111011110 101110011110 10111011111 10101111110 111110111100 11101100110 11110110100 1011110111000 0111001101 101111110111 1100011010 111000111111 10111011010 110010111000 1111101101 111011 1101100110 011100110100 1000101110100 111010100110 111010110100 111010110100 1111010101100 1111110110 10101111010 101100110110 11101011111 1111111011110 111010110010 1011111110 11111101110 11101010110 1011101110011 111101111011 1111011110 11011111000 11110011110 1101011010 100100100110 1111111101 111011110111 11111011101 1110101100111 11101110100 110011111111 111011011010 10101111010 11101111011 1101101111 11010111110 110011110101 10011111011 1011101111 1111010011 1 10111011111 1110001101110 10111101111 1110100110 101010110101 11100110011 11111111101 11011110110 1001010111 11101010110 11100011110 111111111111 111010011111 1111010111 1101001111011 1111010111010 11011100101 1101101011010 111101010101 11001111110 11110101111110 1111011110 110011101010 1101110110110 11100111010 11110011101 111101111011 1101110110100 10110110011 10110011101 11111111011 11001011100 11110110010 11010111011 11100110100 111010110111 1110011111011 1111001111011 1011111110 11001011011 11100011110 011011101 11100111001 11011110110 1110100110100 111011101011 101101101000 110110111001 1 111010101011 11001011101 0111011110 1111011111011 1100111011 1011110111001 1110101110110 111100111 101111110110 11110111010 110010110010 101110101100 10100001111 1100111011000 1100111011 1011110111 11110011000 11111111101 10111111110 1111010111 11111110101 11101111011 1010101111101 11100101001 1110111100 111001111 1001011101010 110111111101 110011100100 11110110010 1011001111 1111110111 1111110110110 1101111101 11011111001100 101110110110 1101111110010 101110110010 11110101011 1110110100111 11111010011 11011101111 111101111011 1101011110 111000101110 010011111001 11010010100 110110110111 11011111100 111000111101 11010111110 1100111100110 1111001111 1111111101 11010111110100 11000111110 1110111011100 111010111 101111011011 101101011000
  • Amount of stanzas: 24
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 449
  • Average number of words per stanza: 80
  • Amount of lines: 233
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (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; des, et, de, les, elle, sa, je, s, nos, la, nous, dans, mon, le, au, en are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines ait, vres, veille, te, tes are repeated).

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

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