Analysis of L'envoy

François Villon 1431 (Paris) – 1463



Princess, by whom my hope is fed,
My heart thee prays in lowlihead
To prune the ill boughs overgrown,
Nor slay Love's tree, nor plant instead
Another tree, save this alone.


Scheme AABAB
Poetic Form Tetractys  (20%)
Cinquain  (20%)
Metre 10111111 111101 1101101 11111101 01011101
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 180
Words 33
Sentences 2
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 5
Lines Amount 5
Letters per line (avg) 27
Words per line (avg) 6
Letters per stanza (avg) 135
Words per stanza (avg) 31
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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on April 25, 2023

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François Villon

François Villon born in Paris in 1431 and disappeared from view in 1463, is the best known French poet of the late Middle Ages. more…

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