This is an analysis of the poem Terreur that begins with:
Ce soir-là j'avais lu fort longtemps quelque auteur.
Il était bien minuit, et tout à coup j'eus peur....
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: XXaXaXbXbXaaXXXXXXXX XXXX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 20,4,
- Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 111101110110 1111011111 10111111111100 1110100110010 1010111011100 10111010101 10011110101110 11110010110 1111001100110 1010111010110 110101011111 111010110101 1111010111011 111110101110 1111001111 10111010111 11010011010 11011111 111100111111 110011110010 110011110110 10101100100 11101001010 1110101111100
- Amount of stanzas: 2
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 564
- Average number of words per stanza: 99
- Amount of lines: 24
- 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; peur, et, de are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word et is repeated.
There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines te is repeated).
The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase peur connects the lines.
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- summary of Terreur;
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