This is an analysis of the poem Luar Do Sertão that begins with:

Oh! Que saudades do luar da minha terra
Lá na serra branquejando folha secas pelo chão...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXXaXXXaXXXaXXXXXXXXbXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXaXXcXXXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 48,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111001111010 111010001010101 1111100100 1110010111110 1101011111010 110110101000100 01101010110 101001010110110 10100110100010 1010110110101 10101111101100 101011011010101101 1111011101110 1000101011000101 1100010101000 10101000100110 1101011101010 11101111011001110 11011011110 111101001111001 11010110110110 10010110010010111 110100111000 11111001100111 0111010110 11110011010111011 1000011110100 101010100100100100 10110110110 11011011101111 10110101101100 10001100110010 1111101101100 11001010101110 1010101001100 1110101011110 11001011101000 101010001100100 111011011000 101100100111100 1111100110100100 0111001101000 11100110110110 110110101100110 1111011001010 10010101001011000 1110100001100 1110100010010110
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 2116
  • Average number of words per stanza: 443
  • Amount of lines: 48
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; o, luar, e, que, me, lua are repeated.

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

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

  • summary of Luar Do Sertão;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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