This is an analysis of the poem Cadências Tristes that begins with:

A João de Deus
Ó bom João de Deus, ó lírico imortal,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,5,5,5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0101 110110100 1100110101000 11011011001 1100111000011 100110100 110100011010 110100010000 110100110100 1111010101000 111000111010 1100100110010 11011001001100 1111000111011 110010010001110 1100100110010 101101010010 1111101011111010 1101111110000 100101001100010 111100001010010 1010011000 11000001010010 111010010001 11101111101110 110111000
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 175
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • 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, num, o, e, que are repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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