This is an analysis of the poem À M. L'Abbé Tanguay that begins with:

Quand l'Histoire, prenant son austère burin,
Des âges qui s'en vont, sur ses tables d'airain,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXab XXXXXX XXXXXX cXXXXX XXXXXX dXXXXX XXXbXX XXXXXX XXXXXX XXXcXa XXXXdX XXXeeX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110101110 11111111010 110100 11010110100 11100100010 1101010 01111001010010 11001010100 11111110 110111010110 1011111110 110010110 100100100010 11110011110 11001000 100111100 1111111101 11100100 1101101010 11111011011 11100111 11111110 11110111100 1011011 110111101100 1111111100 11101111 111111111 1110110110 1101110 10101111111 11111010 1011011 11100101101 111011111 1011101 10111011100 111101111011 1101000 1010010101 11011111100 01110 11111110110 10100110111 111101010 10110110011 1001010100110 1101110 1111101110 10110111100 1110111 11110111110 1010111111 110001010 11011011010 1111101010 111111100 1101110011 1110100010 1111011 11110110010 11010110010 1010100 10111111100 10110010110 011101000 011011111 11001111101 1101100 1101111110 111111011010 1000010
  • Amount of stanzas: 12
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 265
  • Average number of words per stanza: 44
  • Amount of lines: 72
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; le, les, des, de, que are repeated.

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

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

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  • summary of À M. L'Abbé Tanguay;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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