This is an analysis of the poem Ballade De Marguerite (Normande) that begins with:

I am weary of lying within the chase
When the knights are meeting in market-place.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aa bb cc Xc bb Xd ee ff eX aX gg gg dd dX hh bb ff gg ff bb eX ccXhh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 11100100101 1011100101 111100111 1010011111 1111110101 1110111101 1011011100 0100111111 011101111001 1100100101 011010110 101111111 1010100101 11100110101 011010001 1111010111 101010001 1110101101 0110100110 10111101010 1010100101 1110101101 101111111 0101110101 111110101 000100111 10010100101 1111010111 111010111 111010101 11010101101 1010110101 111111101 0011111101 11011011101 1111110101 101111111 101110101 110101111011 0111101001 111011101 101111000 101111101 110111011 110111101 110111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 23
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 80
  • Average number of words per stanza: 17
  • Amount of lines: 46
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; our is repeated.

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

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  • summary of Ballade De Marguerite (Normande);
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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