This is an analysis of the poem Contrastes that begins with:

A antítese do novo e do obsoleto,
O Amor e a Paz, o ódio e a Carnificina,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXX XXXX XXX XXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,3,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with trochaic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 010110111000 110101111010000 11110101111101000 101101101100 1101001111011 101010110100 1100100001010000 110101011010 11101011111000 1100010100 10111100010100 110010111100 1110001100110 111101100
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 133
  • Average number of words per stanza: 28
  • Amount of lines: 17
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; o, e, homem, as are repeated.

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

    The poet repeated the same word rio at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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