This is an analysis of the poem A Bainha Do Punhal that begins with:

Salve, noites do Oriente,
Noites de beijos e amor!...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X X X X a X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X a X X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110110 10010110 11101100 111101 1101010 1010001 111110 101011000 101100100 1100010 1100100 1001011 101101 110101 1001110100 10100100 10101 10001010 10010110 100111 110010100 11010111 10001000 111010110 10110100 11010000 1101101 110110 101010100 1110011
  • Amount of stanzas: 32
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 23
  • Average number of words per stanza: 5
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 25 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

    There are many three dots in the poem. Readers should think of the author's idea together with the pensive speaker.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; o is repeated.

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  • summary of A Bainha Do Punhal;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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