This is an analysis of the poem Madame La Fleurie that begins with:

Weight him down, O side-stars, with the great weightings of
the end....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabbXbc XXdace eXdaXab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,6,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 111111001100 01 1111100100111 1100 111111100010010 10 01100010100101 111110010000 1 01100101110001101 101 010101101111011 01011110011011 0110011001001 01110010100 111110100011101 01010101111011 111 011010010110001 1
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 283
  • Average number of words per stanza: 54
  • Amount of lines: 22
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; weight, it, he are repeated.

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

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

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  • summary of Madame La Fleurie;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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