This is an analysis of the poem Prélat, À Qui Les Cieux Ce Bonheur Ont Donné that begins with:

Prélat, à qui les cieux ce bonheur ont donné
D'être agrable aux rois : prélat, dont la prudence...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXX XaXX XaX 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: 111111011 1101111110 1111001110 11011011010 111111110 11110111011 1111101100 11011111110 1011011100110 110110101101 1111011111100 110111110 11011110010 11101011111100
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 161
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • 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; pr, ta are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word pr is repeated.

    The author used the same word pr at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of Prélat, À Qui Les Cieux Ce Bonheur Ont Donné;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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