This is an analysis of the poem Ô Combien Est Heureux Qui N'Est Contraint De Feindre, that begins with:

Ô combien est heureux qui n'est contraint de feindre,
Ce que la vérité le contraint de penser,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXX XXaX aaX 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: 100110111001 1111010010 110011101100 11111001110 11110011111111 111001111100 1101111111010 0111011101101 1111111110 11110011110 101100111110 11111010110110 11111101111 11111010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 163
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; de, si are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words on, il are repeated.

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  • summary of Ô Combien Est Heureux Qui N'Est Contraint De Feindre,;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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