This is an analysis of the poem Sur Sa Tombe that begins with:

Dix printemps n'avaient pas encore
Fleuri sur son front pâle et doux ;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaX bXXb XXXX XXXX aXXb XXXX XXXX XXXX caXX XXXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010111 11111111 0111111 1011010 10101101 1001110 1000110 11001101 1011110 101100 111100 110100 11001010 1110111 11010101 10011010 11111 11111110 11111100 1010011 10101100 110110 1101111 10100111 111110 1110100 11110100 11010110 111110 1111011 11111 1110101 111111 1111101 1111010 111110 111110 1110110 1110111 10110001
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 125
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 40
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines ve, re are repeated).

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  • summary of Sur Sa Tombe;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

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