This is an analysis of the poem Un Coup De Soleil that begins with:

C'était au mois de juin. Tout paraissait en fête.
La foule circulait bruyante et sans souci....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 24,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11101110011 11100101110 1111111011010 11111010111 001100110001 1101101001011 1111011100101 100101111011 111011100 11111111111110 0110001111 111110111 0110111110 01111101011 110111011 1111110111010 11110111101100 110010111010 1110001111110 1000011111100 1101011111 111011101110 1101111111 111111111011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1134
  • Average number of words per stanza: 210
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (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; me, de, un, je, la are repeated.

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

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Un Coup De Soleil;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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