This is an analysis of the poem We Learned that begins with:

The decorum of fire...
-- Pablo Neruda...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme:
  • Stanza lengths (in strings):
  • Closest metre:
  • –°losest rhyme:
  • –°losest stanza type:
  • Guessed form:
  • Metre:
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 124
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 44
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (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; of, that, to, we are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, you are repeated.

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

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  • summary of We Learned;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

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