This is an analysis of the poem À Ma Sœur that begins with:

Bientôt viendra le doux printemps
Chasser la neige, les autans,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXXXb XXXcdX XXXeeX XaXXXa fXXXXX XXXXXX XXXXXX XXXbXX XXXbbd XXXXXX XXXXXX XXXXXX XXXXXX fXXXaX XXXXXX XbaXXa aXXXaX eXcXXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1100110 1011110 11100 1110100 11101100 10110 1011010 10001110 111 1110111 1111001 1100 111110 11010110 01100 01110101 10111001 1100 11010011 101111 1111 11110110 11101000 1101 11101111 11101110 10011 11101110 11001110 1011 101110 10100111 11 111010 1110001 1011 10111010 1101101 11 1100101 1001110 111 1110111 1001011 10 110101 1010110 1100 1110101 111111010 111 10111101 111101 11111 1111100 11000110 101 101101 110010 1111 101101 111011 1011 11011010 11011100 111 01110110 110110111 110 101110110 1111111 011 1111010 11111100 0101 11111100 111111110 10101 10100011 1010110 110 11110010 1111011 1110 1111110 101011 1110 111110 11011110 0110 1110110 1111010 1101 1111100 11111010 1011 110111010 1111010 1110 111101 11010111 1110 110111100 1101110 1110111 111111 1100111 10011
  • Amount of stanzas: 18
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 159
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 108
  • Average number of symbols per line: 26 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; les, dans are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words des, la, ni are repeated.

    The author used the same words bient, ni at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

    The poet repeated the same word e at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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  • summary of À Ma Sœur;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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