This is an analysis of the poem À Paul Vibert that begins with:

Ce soir, mon ami, les pieds aux chenets,
Dont un froid de loup attisait la flamme,...

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 tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 1111011110 1110110011 1110011010 10111110 1111101111110 110101011 11110111100 111111101 1101011100 100111011 11111111110 111111110 101001111 11011011 1
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 141
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; je is repeated.

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

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