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Easy French Poetry

Understand the Most Famous Poems & Practice Your French

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Duration: 9 hrs 21 min (+258 pages)

Target Level: Intermediate & Above

A Unique Way to Practice Your French and Learn About French Poetry

La Fontaine, Hugo, Baudelaire… French poetry is enjoyed worldwide and is deeply ingrained in French culture.

In this series, I personally selected the most famous (and also my favorite) classical French poems and read them slower and faster so you may master their pronunciation.

I then paraphrase each verse using simple, everyday French to explain the vocabulary, talk about the author’s life, and analyze the poem, providing you with a great French practice (everything is translated in English as well of course).

With my French poetry analysis, you will:

  • Learn the right pronunciation of the most famous French poems
  • Challenge your understanding on a longer, yet reachable French recording
  • Memorize everyday vocabulary and verb tenses, as well as more “upscale” vocabulary
  • Study the linking words and expressions that really make someone fluent
  • Hear formal as well as modern pronunciation of French
  • Learn about famous French poems and poets, deeply ingrained in French culture

Structure of the explanations

Each explanation comes with a French transcript and Full English translation, and consists of 5 parts:

  1. A slow reading of the poem
  2. A verse-by-verse explanation of the poem’s vocabulary in simple, every-day French
  3. An overview of the life of the author
  4. A reachable verse-by-verse explanation of the poem’s meaning, and images
  5. A personal and faster reading of the poem

Included in this audiobook….

  1. “Heureux Qui Comme Ulysse” De Joachim Du Bellay
  2. “Ode à Cassandre” de Pierre de Ronsard
  3. “Je Vis, Je Meurs” De Louise Labbé
  4. “La Cigale Et La Fourmi” De Jean De La Fontaine
  5. “Elle Était Déchaussée, Elle Était Décoiffée” De Victor Hugo
  6. “Demain Dès L’aube” De Victor Hugo
  7. “Chant D’Automne” De Paul Verlaine
  8. “Parfum Exotique” De Charles Baudelaire
  9. “El Desdichado” De Gerard De Nerval
  10. “Le Dormeur Du Val” D’Arthur Rimbaud
  11. “Les Pas” De Paul Valéry
  12. “Le Pont Mirabeau” De Guillaume Apollinaire

+ BONUS 8 Classic French Tales readings in their original 17th-century version

Charles Perrault is widely regarded as the founder of a new literary genre, the fairy tale, deriving his work from old folk tales.  His work is timeless and known by children and adults worldwide and is the basis of many Brothers Grimm stories as well as countless movies, ballets, and operas…

This bonus is 2hrs 36min of audio reading + transcript of the original 17th-century tales.  They include the forever famous:

  1. Le Chat Botté (Puss in Boots)
  2. La Belle Au Bois Dormant (Sleeping Beauty)
  3. Le Petit Chaperon Rouge (Little Red Riding Hood)
  4. Le Petit Poucet (Tom Thumbs)
  5. Les Fées (The Fairies)
  6. Peau D’Âne (Donkey Skin)
  7. Riquet À La Houppe (Ricky with the Tuft)
  8. Cendrillon (Cinderella)

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Preview

Listen to a sample of “La Cigale Et La Fourmi” De Jean De La Fontaine

Listen to a sample of “Demain Dès L’aube” De Victor Hugo

Listen to a sample of “Le Pont Mirabeau” De Guillaume Apollinaire

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  1. 5 out of 5

    Malcolm – Isle of Wight

    Clarity and lucidity are the words that come to mind with this volume. No one delivers a poem like french today. The slow reading and the normal reading set the poems and then there is a line by line interpretation of the meaning. The poems are translated but you can soon do without them. The final bonus is the mini biographies of the authors.

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  2. 5 out of 5

    Jen C.

    The poems are read beautifully, with wonderful analysis in English afterwards. I have a number of French Today’s products and all are very well presented and quite helpful.

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  3. 5 out of 5

    Candice LeDoyen

    Beautiful reading of poems. I am particularly interested in Ode de Cassandra. Camille’s reading of the poem is wonderful, and even though I am an Advanced Mid speaker, I enjoy the slower pace when I first start listening. I love the format of this book.

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  4. 5 out of 5

    Carol McMahon, Germany

    Actually I have all three Easy French Poetry volumes by Camille, but the selection bar only allowed me to click one. These poetry lessons are superb. Camille has done an outstanding job. I’ve listened to these so many times I can now recite many of the poems by heart.

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  5. 5 out of 5

    Noel

    I have used the Easy French Poetry, volumes 1, 2 and 3. I enjoy poetry and Camille provided an excellent reading, explanation and interpretation of the content. Neither is it necessary to be an advanced-level speaker to enjoy them. A keen interest in the subject is all that is needed to enjoy them. Camille is easy to understand. I made a point of memorizing a few of my favorites. A very fine resource!

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  6. 5 out of 5

    David Murphy Ft. Pierce, FL , E.U.

    Very comprehensive and enjoyable.

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  7. 5 out of 5

    Stefanie

    C’est un produit magnifique! I’ve been learning French for a little over a month (I’m probably at a low intermediate level), and wanted more French audio to listen to throughout the day. Not only has Camille picked out some very beautiful and enjoyable French poems (I especially love her Victor Hugo poem selection), but she does a wonderful job of explaining the poems’ words and deeper meanings in very simple, everyday French. I also really like that she reads each poem slowly and speaks at a normal speed during her explications, so I can really listen to and absorb what’s going on. I’ve only listened to two poems so far, but I’ve been able to understand and use so many useful phrases and words. Very happy with “Easy French Poetry”!!!

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  8. 5 out of 5

    Malcolm

    The best presentation of poems that I have encountered. Camille’s reading in French and English is as clear as a bell. It also includes a short biography of the poets. And this is just the first of three volumes.

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  9. 5 out of 5

    kim cohn

    Good mix of culture, vocabulary, and very interesting. I have recommended this series to friends.

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  10. 5 out of 5

    Anne – Juneau, Alaska

    Fascinating content that helps me learn enjoyably.

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  11. 5 out of 5

    joseph – lithuania

    I like it very much.Thank you.

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  12. 5 out of 5

    Lingzi He – Shanghai, China

    There is NO literature that showcases the beauty of the French language more than poetry. Knowing the classics by heart builds the basis for my cultural and linguistic encounters in France. Go for them!! I am surprised by how haphazardly yet instinctively they build a bond between you and the local!

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  13. 5 out of 5

    Alex Wong

    Understanding the poetry by yourself can be difficult with no easy way out with the methods available on the market. I think Camille really has the hunch for what obstructs our understanding and make French poetry accessible to all!! I can never imagine how these little poetry readings fuels my passion for French!!

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