This is an analysis of the poem La Cabeza De Cuervo that begins with:

Calmo, a lo largo de la noche lenta,
Escribo, insomne. A un lado de la mesa...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

The information we provided is prepared by means of a special computer program. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay.

  • Rhyme scheme: XaXX XXbX bXab XXaX bbXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10011001110 1001001100110 110100111100 01101000 101011111000 111101011100 1100011111010 10110111100100 1110111010010 1100110100110 11101101010 10100110 1111001011100 11110001100 1110110010 100101110100 1101011010 11101100010 11001110100 01101100
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 139
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; un, de, la, y are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word y is repeated.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in it:

  • summary of La Cabeza De Cuervo;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

More information about poems by Alphonsus de Guimaraens