This is an analysis of the poem Horas Mortas that begins with:

Breve momento após comprido dia
De incômodos, de penas, de cansaço ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a X X X X X X X X X X a X X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with trochaic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1100110010 0100010010 10110010100110 10011100110 10100100110 1111010110 1011111110 110010111 10110111000 1011010 10010101000 11101110010010 1110101101 110110001010
  • Amount of stanzas: 14
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 35
  • Average number of words per stanza: 7
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (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; de, o are repeated.

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  • summary of Horas Mortas;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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