This is an analysis of the poem À Mon Âme that begins with:

Fuis, âme blanche, un corps malade et nu ;
Fuis en chantant vers un monde inconnu !...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AX XXXXXXXX AX XXXXXXXX AX XXXXXXaX AX XXXXbXXb AX cXcXXXXX AX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,8,2,8,2,8,2,8,2,8,2,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111111011 1110111100 1111110110 011011111 11111110010 1111010110 1011001111 101111010 111101110 11101111111 111111011 1110111100 11111011100 11100111010 01111100 1010111110 0111111 101111110 1110111111 1110110110 111111011 1110111100 1110111100 11111110 101111011 1110101110 1010110110 1100111100 1111011111 0101110011 111111011 1110111100 111011110 1010110010 0110101010 1111011 1110111101 111011010 1111111 1101110111 111111011 1110111100 1100111011 011111111 11101111 111101100 110011110 1100111010 1100100111 1100110100 111111011 1110111100
  • Amount of stanzas: 11
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 192
  • Average number of words per stanza: 36
  • Amount of lines: 52
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; les, et, fuis, tu, monde are repeated.

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

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

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase alors connects the lines.

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

  • summary of À Mon Âme;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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