This is an analysis of the poem Beauté Cruelle that begins with:

Certe, il ne faut avoir qu'un amour en ce monde,
Un amour, rien qu'un seul, tout fantasque soit-il ;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXX aXXX XXX XbX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,3,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with trochaic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 11111101010111 110110111011 1110101010110 1101111010 1011011111011 111111001011001 10011111111 11111111101 10110101011 11101110101 1111110110 1111111101 1101111001 101111110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 171
  • Average number of words per stanza: 34
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 48 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • 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; et, de are repeated.

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

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

  • summary of Beauté Cruelle;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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