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

Nas horas mortas da noite
Como é doce o meditar...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXXaXX XXXXXXXX XaXXXXXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101011 1011100 101100100 1101011 100101000 100101010 10100100 1111110 1010010 01001010 11001011 101101 1101100 1100100 111100 111010 101001100 110110110 1001010 1111011100 101001000 1101010 10011100 10011010
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 204
  • Average number of words per stanza: 39
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 25 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; de, rio are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word saudades is repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines rio is repeated).

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

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