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

Há dores fundas, agonias lentas,
Dramas pungentes que ninguém consola,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXaaX XXXXXX XXXXXX XbXXXX XXcXXX adXXXX aXXXXX XXXXad XXcXXc XXXXEX XXXXEX XXXXXX XXXcXX XbXXXX XXXXXX XXXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101010010 10100110100 110010 1101101110 11011001110 01010 10100101110100 10100010100 100110 101100010010 1101011111000 110110 11010010110110 1101010011 100110 11010101100 1101011010 101010 101010110 110001100010110 11101011 1100110101100 11101110110 11011 01101111100 1110101111010 11011 1110010111100 1110110110 10010 10111001110 110100011 010010 010101100100 1110010011010 110110 11110010010 1101100110010 11101 11110010110 11100111010 1010110 1001100100 11010100100 01001 111010100 1101011100110 11011 1011001100 1010011100010100 100111 10101011000 11100100110 100001 1101100110 10101011010 010110 10111011100 1110110011 110100 1101100110 10101011010 010110 10111011100 1110110011 110100 101111110110 11111100010 1101001 10110111010 110001110100 101100 11101110110 1011010110010 110110 1110011101010 11101111 1101 1000010010110 101100100110 01110 0111100110110 111011100 11010 10110111000 01011001100 110100 101111011000 110100101010 11110 1110010101100 10100110100 110010 1011011010 110011110010 110010
  • Amount of stanzas: 16
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 188
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 96
  • 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; de, o, que, as, se, sem are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words que, a, sem are repeated.

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

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

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase as connects the lines.

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

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