This is an analysis of the poem À La Mémoire De Zulma Vierge Folle Hors Barrière Et D'Un Louis that begins with:

Elle était riche de vingt ans,
Moi j’étais jeune de vingt francs,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabXa XabX aXXbb aaXXb XabX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,4,5,5,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111011 111011 111110 111011 101010 11011110 1111011 11101010 11111111 111111 1110111 10011101 1011110 11111110 111101110 11111111 11111011 1101111 1100110 1111110 11111111 111110 1101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 159
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 23
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; vingt, en, des, bien, et, la are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words en, bien are repeated.

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  • summary of À La Mémoire De Zulma Vierge Folle Hors Barrière Et D'Un Louis;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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