French Verse & Versification

Introductory Tutorial

This is an introductory tutorial to some of the main features of versification in French. It assumes that you've been working on French poetry. All of the examples are taken from works by nineteenth-century poets. The last section contains guidance on further reading on the topics covered.

Much of the tutorial is interactive --- activate the links to respond to the questions posed. Your feedback would be most welcome --- see again the closing page. To return to the beginning of the tutorial, click on Le vers in the top right hand corner; to go to the French webpage, click on the large letter f.

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