This is an analysis of the poem Sommation Sans Respect that begins with:

Je connaissais fort peu votre mari, madame ;
Il était gros et laid, je n'en savais pas plus....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abaX XXcX dbbX dXeX XXeb bXXX XcXX XXeX XXXf aXfX XXXb XcaX XXXX XXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111001111010 111111111011 1111111111 101011110110 1110111100011 111011011100 1010100101011 111100110011 111100101101 1111011111101 110010101101 110101110110 1101101110111 1111001110 111111011 1011011001 110110110010 01110110110010 101101110101 11001110011 10001010111 1110111101 11011111011 11101011110 1101010110 11110111011 1111100110001 100101010111 111011101 111111111111 01011010111 11101011111 111101101 110110111010 111111110 1111011001 1110010111111 100110110110 101101101010 11111111011 101111111010 100111010011 1110111111001 11111101111 11111011101111 1111111101 111110101011111 1110111110 101001111110 01100111011 111111110001 11101111101 11110110111 11011110000 10110111101 101010111000
  • Amount of stanzas: 14
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 189
  • Average number of words per stanza: 36
  • Amount of lines: 56
  • Average number of symbols per line: 47 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; nous, et, vous, de, il are repeated.

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

    The author used the same words je, il at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of Sommation Sans Respect;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

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