This is an analysis of the poem O Burgo that begins with:

Meus males de quem procedem?
Não é de vós? claro é isso: ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaX aX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,2,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101100 10101010 11111010 1110110100 10110100 101011010
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 83
  • Average number of words per stanza: 18
  • Amount of lines: 6
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (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; o is repeated.

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

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

  • summary of O Burgo;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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