This is an analysis of the poem Il Est Dur De Mourir Éloigné De Sa Ville… [lxi À Lxx] that begins with:

Il est dur de mourir éloigné de sa ville,
Mais la mort n’est plus douce à la ville qu’aux champs :...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXX X XbXX X XbXX X XXXX X XXXX X XXaX X XXXX X XcXc X XXXX X XXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10110101011 1111111111 11110110 11111011111 1 111111110101 11110010101 111110010110 1110010100 1 111011111 1101011001 101101111100 111111011011 1 111011011 0011101111 110100101 1011101110 1 110110110011 0101110101110 101110101 1101011100 1 1001001010 11001101 01111101111 1101011101011 1 111111110 011010111100 111111110 1111011110 1 10111011110 101111101 111010111110 111101010111 1 111011011 11110111011 111101111110 1111111101011 1 0111011111 11110111110 111101011110 11111000110
  • Amount of stanzas: 19
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 98
  • Average number of words per stanza: 21
  • Amount of lines: 49
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (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; de, le, la, plus, l, un, est, ce are repeated.

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

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

  • summary of Il Est Dur De Mourir Éloigné De Sa Ville… [lxi À Lxx];
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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