This is an analysis of the poem Gacela Of The Dark Death that begins with:

I want to sleep the dream of the apples,
to withdraw from the tumult of cemetries....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

The information we provided is prepared by means of a special computer program. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay.

  • Rhyme scheme: aXbA bXcdX eXbcXa eXabXadbA
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,5,6,9,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101010010 00100100100 110101011 11001011011 111010110111111 101011110110 111010010001 100100101 110011 110101 010010100 111111111 11001001011 1110110011 11100111011 10111001 01101100111 11011011 11010001001 11101010010 01001101101 111010111 11001011011
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 190
  • Average number of words per stanza: 40
  • Amount of lines: 23
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to, of, that are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word that is repeated.

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

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase awhile connects the lines.

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

  • summary of Gacela Of The Dark Death;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

More information about poems by Federico García Lorca