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

Oh! Negro, oh! Filho da Hotentóia ufana
Teus braços brônzeos como dois escudos,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XX X X X X X X X X X X X X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with trochaic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1101101100100 111101010 11100110010 1000001000010 1010101000 1000111100 110100110100 10110110101000 110001111 111010110 10101110100 11101110100 11011111101110 1000011000
  • Amount of stanzas: 13
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 39
  • Average number of words per stanza: 7
  • Amount of lines: 17
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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; dois, e, os are repeated.

    The author used the same word e at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines os is repeated).

    The poet repeated the same word os 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 O Negro;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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