This is an analysis of the poem Minha Mãe that begins with:

Da pátria formosa distante e saudoso,
Chorando e gemendo meus cantos de dor,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010101100 100110011001 1101100100010 111000111010 101 11010011010 10010010111 110110111100 101010011100 101 11010110100 1111000101000 111101101010 1001000101000 101 01101101110 100101011011 111110010 11011011001 101 1011101110 110100011010 101101100100 110010101011 101 1101100110110 10010010111 100110111100 101010011100 101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 170
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; de is repeated.

    The poet repeated the same word e 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 Minha Mãe;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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