This is an analysis of the poem L'Idiote Aux Cloches that begins with:

Elle a voulu trouver les cloches
Du Jeudi-Saint sur les chemins;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,1,5,1,1,4,1,6,1,1,4,1,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101010110 01011110 10111110 01101111 1111 101011110 110101110 10111110 11110110 111110111 11111111 1 11110100 11010111 111100 11101110 1111 111100 1111011 1011111 1111011010 11110110 111110111 11111111 1 1111110 1110111 111010110 10101 1111 111010110 01100100 111110 1111111010 1011110110 11101111011 11111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 14
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 79
  • Average number of words per stanza: 16
  • Amount of lines: 41
  • Average number of symbols per line: 26 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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, cloches, mit are repeated.

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

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

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

  • summary of L'Idiote Aux Cloches;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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