This is an analysis of the poem Le Bataillon Scolaire that begins with:

Petits enfants, petits soldats,
Qui marchez comme de vieux braves,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xaba XXXX XXbX XXXX XXbb XXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10101010 1101011 10111011 11101111 10101010 1110110 1100110 1101011 11011101 1101100 10011111 01011100 11011010 0111100 110100111 11110 11011010 0100010 11001101 01010011 11001010 1110110 1010111 0101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 108
  • Average number of words per stanza: 20
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Le Bataillon Scolaire;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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