This is an analysis of the poem Devant Mon Berceau that begins with:

En la grand'chambre ancienne aux rideaux de guipure
Où la moire est flétrie et le brocart fané,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaaX XXXX XXXX XXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111010101010 11101110101 1001000111111 11111111111 1010011010 101100110011 1100110100 101111110 111110101110 101111111110 110111011101 1111101100111 1111111100110 111010011111 1011110111110 11101010110
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 187
  • Average number of words per stanza: 36
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • 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:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; et is repeated.

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

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  • summary of Devant Mon Berceau;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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