This is an analysis of the poem La Chanson Du Rayon De Lune that begins with:

Sais-tu qui je suis ? Le Rayon de Lune.
Sais-tu d'où je viens ? Regarde là-haut....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabXbXbXXXcacaXcXa XadXXXXadXXXXXdXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XabXbXba
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 18,18,15,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111101001 1111111011 110110111011 111111111 1111111111 11111111010 111001110 111101111101 11111011111 11111100 11011111 11101110 11110111 111011 11001110 11101011 111111110 111111101 100110 111011 11111 1111 1100110 110110 101110 1011111 010110 111110 11111 11110 111 010111 111011 111010 01111 110100 111 1110 101111 1111 1011 11011 10110 1111 11101 10111 11010 11101 11010 11001 11100 11111101001 11110111011 111011111 1101111011 1011110111 1101111010 11111011101 1110111011
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 434
  • Average number of words per stanza: 85
  • Amount of lines: 59
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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; je, des, ve are repeated.

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

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

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  • summary of La Chanson Du Rayon De Lune;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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