This is an analysis of the poem Le Dernier Chant that begins with:

En expirant, le cygne chante encor,
Ah laissez-moi chanter mon chant de mort !......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ab XXXcXX XXcXdXdX XeXXfXXXa XX eXXXfXXXXXXX XbXXXXXbXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,6,8,9,2,12,11,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1100010111 1111101101 11111011110 11101110 11110011 11010110 11010110 1111011 10111011 111111001 011101 11111010 1010110001 10100011 11011101101 10101110111 111100101111 111101110 11111111 1111001 1111110 10111001 110111110 11111110 111111 111010111110 11011111010 1011101110111 1011111111 110100101110 11110110010 11111110101010 101110101111 11011111100 1101110100 1110110010 1101010 0110110110 111101111 010111111 110111011111 10111011110 110110111101 0110010111110 1011101101110 1101011101111 010110100110 11111101111 11010111010 11011100010
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 302
  • Average number of words per stanza: 56
  • Amount of lines: 50
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • 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.

    There are many three dots in the poem. Readers should think of the author's idea together with the pensive speaker.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; moi, toi, sans, dieu, la, le, pauvre, vous, l'or, de, du, et are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words ah, mon, on are repeated.

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

  • summary of Le Dernier Chant;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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