This is an analysis of the poem Stances Galantes that begins with:

Souffrez qu'Amour cette nuit vous réveille ;
Par mes soupirs laissez-vous enflammer ; ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101001111 1110111100 1101010010 11101011110 111011100100 0111111101 11001110110 111100100 0110101001 110101110 100111011 1110111111 11101111 11101111 101111100 1001101011 1011010010 100111010 101011110 10111111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 164
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; vous, le, douce are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word peut is repeated.

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