This is an analysis of the poem Une Âme that begins with:

C'était une âme neuve, une âme de créole,
Toute de feu, cachant à ce monde frivole ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 24,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111101 101101110 111011101 011000101010 110010110011 111011011101 101111110 11011111100 1101010011 1100010110 10100111010 1111011001 1101111011 1101010 1010111101 11100100110001 111100100111 1111111111 111111011 111101111101 1111101100 111011111 110111110 11101111100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1081
  • Average number of words per stanza: 196
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • 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; de, et, la, le, un are repeated.

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

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

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

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