This is an analysis of the poem Jardin Sentimental that begins with:

Là, nous nous attardions aux nocturnes tombées,
Cependant qu'alentour un vol de scarabées...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXX XXX aXa XXX XXX XXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,3,3,3,3,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111100110010 1001000110100 110111110 011001101000 111011111010 111011111101 11110101 110111011010 110111010101 0110101010110 1101101101110 011101101000 1100101100100 10111111110 11011111111 101101111111 110011111101 11010110010
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 147
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 48 (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; es, de, nous, les are repeated.

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

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

  • summary of Jardin Sentimental;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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