This is an analysis of the poem La Bataille De Waterloo that begins with:

Ils ne sont plus, laissez en paix leur cendre;
Par d’injustes clameurs ces braves outragés...

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXXXaXXbXXXbXcXbbXXbXXXXXbXXXbXXXXXdeXXcXXXfXXbXXXXXXXXXdXXdXbfXXaXXXXXXXXXXXXdXXbXbXXbXXXdXeXbbXdbbdXXXXXebXXXXXXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 119,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111111111 1100101110 11100111010 1111101 1111111 101111100 110111100 111110 10110110110 10111111111 1111110110110 1110100 10111110011 110110010011 110110101010 11011010111 1110001011 1100111 101111100100 1011111111 1011111011 1011110110 10111010110 111011111 11010010111 1100100 100011110010 0110110 110111 101111 110110 1111101 1101110 11110 011110 1110111 111111111100 111101110 10111111 1111111 0111111 10110001101 10110011110 0100111011 1110 11111011011 11011110001 100100111110 11101111111111 11111011110 10110011110 1001111110 11001111101 11111111000 1100111101 11011111100 1011111110 1111100110 0110111011 10110110111 11010111 11011010101 1101101 1110101111001 010010111001 111110111110 110101111 1011101011100 1011100110 111100110101 100110011110 11010011100 111111111110 11010110110 11010100100 11011011010 01100111100 1000111010 100100101100 0111011 111111111 1011100 100111101 100100101100 1111111110 1101001010110 1110110011 1100110 111110100 111010101110 10110110001 1111100110111 110011101011 1111101100 111010100111 101001111110 111001100 1101111010 11010100 1011100110011 11010001010 100010110010 1001101111 100110010100 11011110100 111110100 10110100100 101010110 1010111111 11101101011 1110101 111011110 111101101100 10110011010 1110110110 10001010 1111000 101001110111 011010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 5058
  • Average number of words per stanza: 972
  • Amount of lines: 119
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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; la, s, les, se, des, de, sur, pleurons, l, d, nos are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words ces, les, faut are repeated.

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

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