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

I don't want to go back to Mejillones,
On the dusty Chile shore;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXaXa abab ccXc adad aeae XeXe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11101101000 1010101 11101101000 1110101 11101101000 1011 0101111011 010111 01011101111 101101 01010101110 1011111 010110101010 001111 01011110011 010101 110100101011 1011101 0011110101011 101110001 100011111111 011111 101010101000 1011101 1111110101000 1001
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 160
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The author used the same word it at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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