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

O mundo é uma mentira, a glória - fumo,
A morte - um beijo, e esta vida um sonho...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXa XXbXXXabXXXXXXXaXaXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,20,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110101000110 0111011010110 10011110110 1101101011 1011011011 11011110110 11110100100 10100111000 1110110011000 11111110110 111101110110 1011101100 101001111100 101001111011 1100110110 0101001110110 10010111100010 11011100110 11000110110 1010110100 0101011110110 1110001100 11011011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 428
  • Average number of words per stanza: 86
  • Amount of lines: 23
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; o is repeated.

    The author used the same word o 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 Fragmento;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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