This is an analysis of the poem Ariane that begins with:

Dans Naxos, où les fleurs ouvrent leurs grands calices
Et que la douce mer baise avec des sanglots,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXX XaaX XXX XXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,3,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with trochaic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1101111011100 11111110110 1110100011 0101010110 10110110110 0111111101 1101110111 1011011011010 101110110 1010110011 111111101101 1111111101 1101111101 0111011010
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 155
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (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; les, des, et are repeated.

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

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

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