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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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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