This is an analysis of the poem O Crepúsculo Sertanejo that begins with:

A tarde morria! Nas águas barrentas
As sombras das margens deitavam-se longas;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 28,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011011100 1101101001110 11010011010 1011111001000 0110110110 11011110110 1101001110110 11101100 011011011 1001101011001000 110100110100 110100101100 100100100010 101101010100 110111101100 1101011100 11010110100 11011011011 101011001011000 10010101011 10110110110 110100100100 10010100100 100010110100 10110011010 111100010010 111010100101 10010011010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1111
  • Average number of words per stanza: 195
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • 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; das, o are repeated.

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

  • summary of O Crepúsculo Sertanejo;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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