Easy French Poetry Podcast
Podcast Host: LearnFrenchInBoston
Podcast Owner: LearnFrenchInBoston
Podcast Location: Boston, MA
Website: http://learnfrenchinboston.com
Episodes: 62
Welcome to my French Poetry Podcast ; this is a French as a second language Podcast, using poetry as a topic for discussion using everyday conversational French. This podcast is mostly in French, recorded by a native Parisian at a lively, yet manageable speed, that with work, repetition and the use of additional information (vocabulary, translation, etc...) located on my website, should be of interest to any level of French student. Visit www.LearnFrenchInBoston.com for more info on how to use this podcast according to your level.

Past Shows

02/23/2010 | Download File 1.54 MB -right click to download

Published in 1544, Scève's "Délie, objet de plus haute vertu" is a cycle of 449 poems, an endless examination of the physical and spiritual pains of an impossible love.

04/14/2010 | Download File 2.88 MB -right click to download

Born in 1762, André Chénier is sentenced to death by guillotine at 32 years old, as Robespierre imposes the Terror through France.

04/01/2010 | Download File 2.85 MB -right click to download

"Le Rameur" describes a man who is rowing on a beautiful river. All is calm and you can only hear the sounds of his oars. The images are gorgeous and so is the rhythm.

03/15/2010 | Download File 2.03 MB -right click to download

In this 16th century poem written in old French, a young woman is being married to an older man. She shares with us her attempts to seduce her husband, her torments and the decision she finally takes.

05/01/2010 | Download File 1.93 MB -right click to download

This poem in middle French, from the 17th century, is an hymn to indolence. Saint-Amant was a libertin poet, who enjoyed all the pleasures of life, liked to eat, drink, smoke and rest, as depicted in this poem.

05/20/2010 | Download File 6.99 MB -right click to download

Au milieu d’une rue étourdissante, le poète croise du regard une femme qui passe et il est ébloui par sa beauté et sa noblesse. Quand elle disparaît tout à coup dans la foule, il devient découragé....

07/28/2010 | Download File 3.02 MB -right click to download

The message of the poem is simple and still so very modern: love and its torments...

08/20/2010 | Download File 2.44 MB -right click to download

Paul Valéry croit que la poésie possède un pouvoir émotionnel qui peut être presque magique...

11/11/2010 | Download File 4.56 MB -right click to download

To commemorate Veterans Day, Eluard's famous poem "Freedom".

09/23/2010 | Download File 3.41 MB -right click to download

From the very end of the 19th century, this poem is the incarnation of The French "Parnasse" movement.


Easy French Poetry Podcast

Makes learning French -and French poetry- a breeze and a joy! Highly recommended. Merci bien de ton excellent balado, Camille !
Reviewed on 10/23/2011

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