This is an analysis of the poem Bien Souvent Je Revois Sous Mes Paupières Closes... that begins with:

Bien souvent je revois sous mes paupières closes,
La nuit, mon vieux moulins bâti de briques roses,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXXXXXXaabXXXXbXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 20,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011101110010 111110101010 11110111010 1110101111 110011111110 0101101101100 11010111110 1101111111 11101011110 11110111110 01110111111 11101101010 11111111110 111101110111 11110111111100 111001110111 0101100100100 1101110111 110101101010 110100011100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 953
  • Average number of words per stanza: 187
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 47 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; les, o, je, de are repeated.

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