This is an analysis of the poem Le Cheval Rouge that begins with:

Dans les manèges du mensonge
Le cheval rouge de ton sourire ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1110010 01010110 1 11111101 100110110 1111110 11001101 1111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 210
  • Average number of words per stanza: 43
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 25 (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.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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