This is an analysis of the poem A Canoa Fantástica that begins with:

Pelas sombras temerosas
Onde vai esta canoa?...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 28,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10101000 111010 110001100 11101110 100110010 0100110 11011000 1011010 111001010 1110110 10100110 110010 110110 1001011 1111011110 10101010 110110 111101 1010110 111010 101010 11110111 1111100010 10100110 11111110 1011110 1001111100 111100010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 733
  • Average number of words per stanza: 144
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • 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.

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

    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; vai, o are repeated.

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

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of A Canoa Fantástica;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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