This is an analysis of the poem Un Soir À Bord that begins with:

O soir charmant ! La nuit aux voix mystérieuses
Nous caressait tous trois de ses molles clartés ;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXX XXXX XXXX XXaX XXXX aXaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11101111100 11001101101 1110011110 01111111001 0101000111110 10001110110 110010111010 1101101010 100111011011 110011110100 11001011111 111011010 1111011101100 1101011110 111110010001 100101100111 1111110 11011111011 1110101010 1111111111 11100111101 101101101100 1101111111 110111110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 192
  • Average number of words per stanza: 34
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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; le, nous, vous, de are repeated.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Un Soir À Bord;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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