This is an analysis of the poem Le Mur that begins with:

Les fenêtres étaient ouvertes. Le salon
Illuminé jetait des lueurs d'incendies,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXXaXXXXXXXXXX XbcdXbeXXXfXbXcXXXX XXXXXXXX XXXXXg bXbXXXXXXXXXXXfXX XX gXXhhXXXXXi XXcXX cX XXXXX XXjXXjXjXX XeiXXX XXXXXXX d bbkXXXXXdXXdXXXXXXXX XXXkX XXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 15,19,8,6,17,2,11,5,2,5,10,6,7,1,20,5,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101100001 1001011100 10101101010 0111101110 01011011011 11110110101 1101111110 110100111 1100111011 01001110110 1101011110 110011111110 10010011010 1011101101 100101111010 110100100100 1011010110 1011110101111 111110111 1111010110 11100111011 100101011110 1110101011100 1101011010 11100111001 1110010111110 111010101110 101011110111 110111111010 110101111110 1111110110 111101111 110101111110 1111101001 1011100111010 1101011010110 1110011010 1111011100 11010110011 1110101011 10101101011 1101011001 101110100111 110110111011 11001011110 1111110 110111110 11110110111 111111111001 1011110111 11001111101001 1111011110011 10011101011100 10110100110 10101111010 101100101010 1110101100 1101110111 111010111100 1101101111 110010111010 1011011110 111110110010 1110111010 1111011100 11001011111 1111111011 101011111010 1110111110 10111110101 11010011010 110011011101 11111111011 100111101111 1101011110 110111101101 11011011111110 10010111001 11110100111 111110110101111 111011101111 1111101110 111010111011 11110111110 10101111010 1111001101 11100001110 1011111100 11011110111 111111010 11101111010 1111111111 111011111 110111101 100011101001 01010101111 10010011101 011100010111 11010111111 110010110010 11110111010 11011011011 1101011111 0111010111 1110011110 11101000101 11101001 110101110 1101111011 1111110111111 11101011101 1111010111110 111111101110 111010011 1111101011 11111011110 10100010101 101110111 111111110 11110010110 11111110 1101001110 100101011 101011100 10110101011 1001011010 10111001011000 111001110111 1100101101000 10101011110 10010111000 1011100101011 110110100100 10011111101 1111111100 1111111110111 1111111100 100111001001 110110110110 01001011111 010110100100 1110111110110
  • Amount of stanzas: 17
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 389
  • Average number of words per stanza: 70
  • Amount of lines: 142
  • 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, de, des, et, la, un, me, tr, s, dans, se are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word les at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines e, te 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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  • summary of Le Mur;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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