This is an analysis of the poem Vieille Histoire that begins with:

C'était un lieu charmant, une roche isolée,
Seule, perdue au loin dans la bruyère eu fleur ;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111101110 1011111111 11110010110 110110111 11110111101 1001001110 11001110100 11111110110 1111101100001 110101001 1111101110 11001111101010 101000101 11000111011 11110110111 11110010111 11110111110 1101111111 11111111000 11010110110 011110101110 10111010010 11111011010 111001101011 11110111010 110111110111 111011111 0111111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 191
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 47 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • 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; se, qui are repeated.

    The author used the same word c' at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

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

  • summary of Vieille Histoire;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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