This is an analysis of the poem La Parisienne that begins with:

Gallant nation ! now before you
Freedom, beckoning onward, stands ! ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdEEEC fbfbCDEEEC aeaeCDEEEC XgbgCDEEEc hahaCDEEEC hchcdcEEEC dbdXdciiid
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,10,10,10,10,10,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10101011 10100101 111010101 1010001 10101001 1011100 11001 1101 1101011111001 1011101 11101010 1011101 10100010 1110111 10101001 1011100 11001 1101 1101011111001 1011101 10111011 10100101 101001011 1010101 10101001 1011100 11001 1101 1101011111001 1011101 1110101 0010111 10100010 1000101 10101001 1011100 11001 1101 1101011111001 1011101 10101010 1010101 00101010 10100101 10101001 1011100 11001 1101 1101011111001 1011101 10011010 1110001 10111110 1011101 0010100 11101001 11001 1101 1101011111001 1011101 10111010 1000101 10101010 1001100 1010100 11100101 1001 11001 110101010101 1011100
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 333
  • Average number of words per stanza: 51
  • Amount of lines: 70
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; your is repeated.

    The poet repeated the same word die at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

  • summary of La Parisienne;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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