Le poème "Voyelles" de Rimbaud

"Rimbaud's poem "Voyelles""
French C1 dictation exercise

Learn about one of Rimbaud's most famous poems.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "un sonnet", "un alexandrin", "une revue", "demeurer", "éveiller la curiosité", "un érudit", "de...à...en passant par...", "un abécédaire", "ésotérique", "occultiste", "alambiqué", "baudelairien/ne (d'après Charles Baudelaire)", "la synesthésie", "voyant", "au-delà de".

I'll play you French speech in sections for you to transcribe

  • Start by listening to the whole piece then hit start
  • Play each section and write down what you hear
  • I'll show you correct answers after each for you to mark yourself
Start the exercise
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