This is an analysis of the poem La Cygalle that begins with:

O que nous t'estimons heureuse,
Gentille Cygale amoureuse, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,4,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110010 1010100 11011111 10110011 0111010 1011010 1101111 10011111 11100110 11100101 010111100 11111110 10011010 1111100 111011 11001 1111110 10011110 10010110 11101111 1111111 11010 11111100 10110 1101101 110100
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 196
  • Average number of words per stanza: 34
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; tout is repeated.

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

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

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

  • summary of La Cygalle;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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