This is an analysis of the poem Excuse À Ariste that begins with:

... Je sais ce que je vaux, et crois ce qu'on m'en dit.
Pour me faire admirer je ne fais point de ligue :...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 17,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111111111111011 11101011111101 1101111111111 1101011101 11111100111 10111010101 1011011110 11111011100 10100110000 110011011 11001011110 11100010111100 111111111100 1111110110 111111111110 11100101010 01111110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 817
  • Average number of words per stanza: 155
  • Amount of lines: 17
  • Average number of symbols per line: 47 (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; je, pour, de are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines tre, e are repeated).

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  • summary of Excuse À Ariste;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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