This is an analysis of the poem À Alfred Garneau that begins with:

Pourquoi chanter, ami, lorsque l'homme n'écoute
Que le son du métal, et qu'il va, délirant,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXX aaXa XXX XXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,3,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 101010111 10101110110 1111010100 1100101101 11011010110 100110110011 110100111 1001111010 11111111 0101101111 110110110111 111101011111 11011111110 110010110100 1
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 164
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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