This is an analysis of the poem Pour Une Absente that begins with:

Je veux m'enfermer seul avec mon souvenir,
Immobile, oublieux des rafales d'automne ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AXXXA XbXbX XXXXX XXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111001101101 01010110010 1111001110110 10111011101 1111001101101 01011011010 10111011101 11110001110 11110011111 01011011010 1011011011 00110010010 10011111100 10111001111 1011011011 111101111010 111011111 111010111111 1110010110 111101111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 220
  • Average number of words per stanza: 39
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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; et, r are repeated.

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  • summary of Pour Une Absente;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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