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Analysis of Il Faut Laisser MaisonsIl Faut Laisser Maisons is a poem written by Pierre Ronsard and published in the book Derniers vers de Pierre de Ronsard in 1586 This poems central idea is that the spirit is more important than the body because the spirit has far fewer limits than the body As soon as one dies the spirit is free from the bonds of the body These lines Laissant pourir a-bas sa dpouille de boue and Franc des liens du corps pour ntre quun esprit show that Ronsard succeeds in establishing the theme by making it clear that it is necessary to leave the possessions of this world and material things to become a spiritRonsard is the speaker of the poem which takes place late in his life Cest fait jai dvid le cours de mes destins and Jai vcu jai rendu mon nom assez insigne prove that Ronsard has lived awhile and accomplished some things in life Ronsard intends to teach a significant moral lesson which is the theme The message is implied because Ronsard wishes and challenges the reader to interpret and look deeply to understand this moral lesson He places most emphasis on ideas to help develop this messageRonsard skillfully develops the poems mood one of inspiration and thoughtfulness He believes in the freedom of the spirit in life after death This line Heureux qui ne fut onc plus heureux qui retourne illustrates the poets pensive mood and logical thinking Ronsard feels that it is better to have lived than never to have lived at all He thinks deeply about what must be given up and accomplished to become a spirit Ronsard also knows that there is always hope once he becomes a spiritPierre Ronsard uses examples of personification and symbolism to emphasize the theme and to create a deeper meaning of the poem One example of symbolism is the second line que lartisan burinethat the artist engraves which represents
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