This is an analysis of the poem Uma História that begins with:

A brisa dizia à rosa:
- 'Dá, formosa,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXXXb aXbcXX XXXXcX aXXdcX aXXXdX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0101010 1010 11101110 10110111 110 110101 1110110 1010 1110011 1011010 100 1001100 10101010 1100 111101 111001100 10010 100101101 11001110 110 01001111 111001011 111 11111101 110100110 0100 1101110 110101 111 1110100
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 133
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 21 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • 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.

    There are many three dots in the poem. Readers should think of the author's idea together with the pensive speaker.

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

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

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

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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