This is an analysis of the poem Dix-Huit Ans that begins with:

J’ai dix-huit ans : tout change, et l’Espérance
Vers l’horizon me conduit par la main....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXaXbXX XXXXXXXX XccXXbXX XcXXXcXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111111110 11001100111 111110110 1010110001 111111110 1010111010 111111010 1111 10101011010 1110110110 11110001100 111111011 1111011110 1111111010 10111111111 1111 101111010 101110011 010110111 111011011 10111101110 111110011 01101011000 1111 1110111110 1010010111 11111101 11010010 10100110111 10111111001 11001010110 1111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 310
  • Average number of words per stanza: 61
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; les, l are repeated.

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

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

    The poet repeated the same word ans at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

  • summary of Dix-Huit Ans;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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