This is an analysis of the poem Dedans Le Ventre Obscur, Où Jadis Fut Enclos that begins with:

Dedans le ventre obscur, où jadis fut enclos
Tout cela qui depuis a rempli ce grand vide,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xaab bXab 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: 1001010110110 110110010111 1111011101 1110100101011 11000111111 011001011010 110110110011 10111011010 1111101101 111111111 1011110100111 1111001110 1100101111 111010111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 161
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (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; et, le, la, en are repeated.

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

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  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
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