This is an analysis of the poem Debussy [with English Translation] that begins with:

Mi sombra va silenciosa
por el agua de la acecia. ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XX XX XX XX XX XX XX Xa Xa XX Xa XX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011000 111001100 1110111110 1000111100 110100110 10001010 110110100 1101010 1101010 1101100 10111110 100001100 1111010 100100 1010111 0110101 0111110 0100101 1111101 10010010 01010110 0101001 01010011 01100010
  • Amount of stanzas: 11
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 60
  • Average number of words per stanza: 11
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 26 (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; la is repeated.

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

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

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