This is an analysis of the poem Ballade Du Vin De France that begins with:

Maitre Soleil, de par le monde,
A quelques coteaux préférés,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXXXbXB XXaXXXXB XXXXXbXB X XbXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,1,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10010101 010101 1110111 111111 111111 1101100 01111110 1110101 11011110 1101101 11011101 1110111 1110101 1110110 1101011 1110101 11101110 101110 111110 11111110 1011101 10011010 111110 1110101 10 111100 110011101 11011110 01101011
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 178
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 29
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (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; de, s, vous, vin are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines s is repeated).

    The poet repeated the same word france at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase s connects the lines.

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  • summary of Ballade Du Vin De France;
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  • history of its creation;
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