This is an analysis of the poem À Mes Enfants that begins with:

Avant tout, mes enfants, soyez bons : la bonté,
C'est le sceptre devant lequel tout genou plie....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXX XXXX 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: 01111010111 101010101101 10001011010 110101001110 10001011110 11101111 110110101 100111001 1001001011110 1111001110 10101110110111 01010010110 1110101101 111100101111 1
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 160
  • Average number of words per stanza: 28
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (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 is repeated.

    The author used the same word pardonnez at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in it:

  • summary of À Mes Enfants;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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