This is an analysis of the poem Presque Berger that begins with:

Les Brises ont brui comme des litanies
Et la flûte s'exile en molles aphonies....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XX XX XX XX XX XX XX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,2,2,2,2,2,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with trochaic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1101111100 11110110100 1111111011 1111101110 111110111 1111001110011 01011101001 11010111001 10111110011 11111001111 01110101101 101110111011 11111101011 10101110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 95
  • Average number of words per stanza: 18
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 47 (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; la, de are repeated.

    The author used the same word les at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

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  • summary of Presque Berger;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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