This is an analysis of the poem Nocturne en plein jour that begins with:

Quand dorment les soleils sous nos humbles manteaux
Dans l'univers obscur qui forme notre corps,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXXX XXXaX aX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,5,2,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110110111010 11001011101 1111111111100 1111010111 1101100110100 100110100100 1011100110101 110101110100 10110101111 11111111101 111011010100 111010101101 11101010110
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 214
  • Average number of words per stanza: 39
  • Amount of lines: 13
  • Average number of symbols per line: 49 (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, les are repeated.

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  • summary of Nocturne en plein jour;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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