This is an analysis of the poem Au Livre De Léopardi that begins with:

Il est de longs soupirs qui traversent les âges
Pour apprendre l'amour aux âmes les plus sages....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXX XXXb aXXX XXXX XXXc XXba XXcc
  • 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: 1010110110011 11010111110 10011111010 11010111100 1111101011000 01111110 111011111101 0101010111 11111111101 101010010100 11011011010 11101110100 1001110011 1011101101 101111110 01010010001 10001011011111 1011111111101 11110011111 111100110111 111010111011 1101110111010 110111110001 1011011111001 11111001101 1011011110 0110011101 110110111111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 189
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (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; dans, ces, de, ne, pas, ce, sera are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words ne, ce are repeated.

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

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase sages connects the lines.

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

  • summary of Au Livre De Léopardi;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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