This is an analysis of the poem Mon Père that begins with:

Mes pas dans les tiens, mon Père,
Etouffent leur bruit mou, ce soir, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXXXXX aXbXXaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with trochaic tetrameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1111111 10011111 111 11111010 1110111 11111 1111110 1001011 11101101 1111 10110110 10010110 1001011 1110
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 206
  • Average number of words per stanza: 41
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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  • summary of Mon Père;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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