This is an analysis of the poem Rêve De Watteau that begins with:

Quand les pastours, aux soirs des crépuscules roux
Menant leurs grands boucs noirs au râles d'or des flûtes,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXa XXXX Xbb XXX
  • 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: 11101111001 10111111111 101001011110 110001111001 1010110010 100110101110 110111101 1101011011 110101110110 010110110101 10101110111 1111111010010010 11010110101 11010111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 177
  • Average number of words per stanza: 32
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 50 (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; les, des, de, le are repeated.

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

  • summary of Rêve De Watteau;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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