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

Em que cismas, poeta? Que saudades
Te adormecem na mágica fragrância...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXX XaXaX XaXXa XXXXb XXbXX aXXXa
  • 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: 1110101100 1100011010 11011001100 110101110 010 11011001100 1110101010 10101011010 111100100 100 1111010101000 1110010010 111011011100 101110100 10 111010110010 100101100100 11111111110 111011100 11 1111010101010 11100110100 01000100110 1111011110 10 1111001000010 0110101100 110010110100 11110110 010
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 146
  • Average number of words per stanza: 28
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (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 speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; que, e 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.

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  • summary of O Que?;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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