This is an analysis of the poem Automne that begins with:

Comme la lande est riche aux heure empourprées,
Quand les cadrans du ciel ont sonné les vesprées !...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XX XX XX XX XX XX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,2,2,2,2,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11101111100 11100111110 111000100111 110101100100 1110100111110 111111101000 11011101010 1001011101110 1100111100010 1101100101110 110101011 101111110100
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 98
  • Average number of words per stanza: 17
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 49 (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; les, des are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word quels is repeated.

    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 Automne;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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