This is an analysis of the poem Albertus, I that begins with:

Sur le bord d'un canal profond dont les eaux vertes
Dorment, de nénufars et de bateaux couvertes, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXXXXXXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011011011110 100101010100 101110110010 1111101101100 1101101100100 0111110111110 11000110101 01101010011 1111111110 11110111010 1111101011010 10011100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 579
  • Average number of words per stanza: 96
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 47 (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; ses is repeated.

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

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  • summary of Albertus, I;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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