This is an analysis of the poem À Propos D'Un Saint Homme Et D'Un Saint Journal that begins with:

C'est un cuistre dévot au regard torve et louche,
Qui, dans un lourd pamphlet d'où suinte le dégoût,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXX aXXX XXX XaXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,3,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 1111101111 1111101101 1111111010 100100100110 110110110111 0110001011101 110110010111 1110111101 111011110 1101110110 101101111 101010011 11011111101 010110101110 1
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 168
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
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