This is an analysis of the poem Cantos Nuevos that begins with:

Dice la tarde: '¡Tengo sed de sombra!'
Dice la luna: '¡Yo, sed de luceros!'...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111101010 1110110100 1111000110 1100110 110100101010 1010010 1101110 1110010 11001011000 0110010 11001101000 1101110 110101011000 1001000 100010010100 1100010 10111011 0101100 10100010010 1001100 10110110011110 11100110 11101111100 110100
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 114
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; ', la, de, y, sin, al are repeated.

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

    The author used the same words un, cantar at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines ' is repeated).

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  • summary of Cantos Nuevos;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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