This is an analysis of the poem L'Hiver that begins with:

Au bois de Boulogne, l'Hiver,
La terre a son manteau de neige....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXa aXXX aXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101010 11011001 11011011 1101111 10101111 11001111 1101010 11011001 10110011 110101 110001 10001101 1101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 136
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 13
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (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 is repeated.

    The author used the same word toutes at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines clair, ge are repeated).

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  • summary of L'Hiver;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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