This is an analysis of the poem Le Rapide that begins with:

L'eau qui se précipite en énorme volume,
Heurtant l'angle des rocs sur leur base tremblants,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXX XXaX 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: 1111101110 1011111110 100111111001 1011111111 11101011111 11111011101 111010101111 101010111110 0101101011010 11011011110 010110101100 11101010110 011100101110 1101101100
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 173
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • 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 is repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines vagues is repeated).

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  • summary of Le Rapide;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

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