Louise Labé, Tous les Poèmes pour le Cours Avancé

To the Teacher

This supplement contains six poems by Louise Labé (1524?–1565), who has been added to the Required Reading List for the May 2000 Advanced Placement Examination in French Literature.

The four sonnets included in the reading list are followed by a Commentaire, and two additional poems are included without commentary.

Chronologically Louise Labé follows Pierre de Ronsard and precedes Jean de La Fontaine. Thus these pages would be placed on pages 26A to 26L of Tous les Poèmes pour le Cours Avancé, Fourth Edition.


The complete poetry selection on the Required Reading List for May 2000 is as follows:

Apollinaire: "Le Pont Mirabeau," "Les Colchiques," "Mai," "Automne"

Baudelaire: "Correspondances," "Hymne à la beauté," "L'Invitation au voyage," "Chant d'automne," "Spleen" ("Quand le ciel…"), "Recueillement" (from Les Fleurs du Mal)

Labé: Sonnets: "On voit mourir toute chose animée," "Je vis, je meurs: je me brule et me noie," "Oh! si j'étais en ce beau sein ravie," "Las! que me sert que si parfaitement"

La Fontaine: "Les Animaux malades de la peste," "Le Chêne et le roseau," "La Mort et le bûcheron," "Le Loup et l'agneau"

Ronsard: "A Marie" ("Comme on voit sur la branche…"), "Ode à Cassandre" ("Mignonne, allons voir…"), "A Hélène" ("Quand vous serez bien vieille…")


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