This is an analysis of the poem Mélusine that begins with:

Les bras nus cerclés d'or et froissant le brocart
De sa robe argentée aux taillis d'aubépines,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaX XXaX XXX XXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,3,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with trochaic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 11111110010 01110110100 10100101101 1101101110 1100111001 11011011100 110011111101 111110111010 1011101111101 1011111111111 11110110111 111110100110 11110111110 101111001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 170
  • Average number of words per stanza: 34
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 48 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; les, et, des are repeated.

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  • summary of Mélusine;
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