This is an analysis of the poem Adieux À Rome that begins with:

L’airain avait sonné l’hymne pieux du soir.
Sur les temples de Rome, où cessait la prière,...

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXXXXXXXbcdXXXXXXeXeXfXXXXXXXXXXXcXcgeXXXXXeXXXhXbhXhXXXXXXeXXXXXXXfXXXXXXXXeXXXXXeXXXXXaXXXXXXXXXXeXXXgXXXXXXXXdXeXXXXacXXXdXXXXXdXXeXeceXXXXXeceX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 148,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101011101 11100111011 111011010 1101111010 100111110010 1111101111 1111001000110 10011111010 11010101110 101011111 1110110111 1111111011101 1101011010 1011001110 111101 11101110 0111111 110111 0111111 11101110 11001 011111 11101110 1011110 1111101100 111011 11001101 111111100 101101 11111100 01010110 1100110 010111 1011110 01011101 1100111 10110110 111001100 11111111 11010111 10111011 110111100 1110100 11101110 0110110 111001110 0110110 1011011 10101011 101111 111111111 11101101 1101110 1110111 01101110 100111 100101010 100011 11111111 11111 1110110110 1101110 1011010 011101 10111 111100 1110101 10111110 11100100 10110111 110110 01011 1111110 1111011 1011111 1111001 1111101 11011001 11110101 1010101 1111110 1101110 10111010 0111101 1111111 11110101 111110 101010 1011110 101101011 01110110 11111110 1111010 11110100 11110111111011 101011111100 1110101100111 101110111000 111101110100 1111001011 101111110110 11110011100 11001010110 110110100110 010101001100 1011101100 1011110110 111101111011 1011010 111011 1111011 1111101 11110110 110111 1111110 1110111 11110111 1011110 11001011 1111010 1110111 1111101110 1110110 110101100 0110100 10110011 1111100 0111111 110111110 10100111 1111111 11010111 1111010 111001100 11110011 110101110 11110100 10011011 111110101 10110100 111111110 1101111 11001100 11111111 11011001 1001101100 1111100 110011100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 5215
  • Average number of words per stanza: 980
  • Amount of lines: 148
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words comme, ici, l are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines re is repeated).

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