This is an analysis of the poem Anoche Cuando Dormía that begins with:

Anoche cuando dormía
soñé, ¡bendita ilusión!, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXXXaXXXaXXXXXXXaXXXXXXXaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 28,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101010 1100100 1100101 100110 1111001000 1010101 10001010 01101 101010 1100100 11010010 100110 1111100100 10100011 1111100010 1010111 101010 1100100 1110110 100110 1010110 10001010 110111000 111010 101010 1100100 110101110 100110
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 687
  • Average number of words per stanza: 127
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (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 author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; porque is repeated.

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

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  • summary of Anoche Cuando Dormía;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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