This is an analysis of the poem Tarentelle D'Automne that begins with:

Vois-tu près des cohortes bovines
Choir les feuilles dans les ravines,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XAA XXX XXX XAA XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111100100 101101101 1101 11101110 10101010 1010 1010100100 11101100 01100 1111100100 101101101 1101 111011 10111 1101 1010100100 11101100 01100 01010111 1011111 111 111011 10111 1101 11011101 1011111 111 11111110 10101010 1010
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 82
  • Average number of words per stanza: 16
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (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 is repeated.

    The author used the same word vois 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 ravines, es, tristesses, lune, e, corce are repeated).

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

  • summary of Tarentelle D'Automne;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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