This is an analysis of the poem Sur Le Mississipi that begins with:

Salut ! Père-des-Eaux, fécond Meschacébé,
Fleuve immense qui tiens tout un monde englobé...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXXX XXXXXX XXaXXX XXXXXX XXXXXX XXXXaX XXXXXX XXaXbX ccbXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10111110 1011111110 11101000 111111100110 01111010110 10110100 110101010 11110011010 0100101 11111110 100111101 11011111 110111101110 11010101011 11001011 11011001010 01101101010 1110111010 110111111100 1001111110010 1101111 01111010011 11010111010 01100011 11111110100 11011010100 01110110 10111110110 111010101101 101011100 1111110010 1110111110 1111111 11011111111 11001111111 10100111 110100111100 1011111010 110111000 111100111111 10110011110 11110100 01101111010 11111111101 1101111 11111110 01011101011 010010 1110111111 01111011101 1011111 1110110111 111111111010 1111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 254
  • Average number of words per stanza: 46
  • Amount of lines: 54
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • 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; les, la, moi are repeated.

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  • summary of Sur Le Mississipi;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

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