This is an analysis of the poem El Pan Nuestro that begins with:

Húmeda tierra de cementerio huele a sangre amada.
Ciudad de invierno......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

The information we provided is prepared by means of a special computer program. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay.

  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,3,3,2,2,3,1,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101001000101100 1010100 110100010100 11001010100010010000 110010101111011001111 11010110110010 110000110010 1100110110 111111010 1011011001000011 1010011100 11100101101 101101100 11111 11011110010010001010 110111100100 10110011 11111011 1110101 1111010010100 11111001101011110 110001111 1101000011010 11100110
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 116
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • 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; de, y, n are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words yo, y are repeated.

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

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

  • summary of El Pan Nuestro;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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