This is an analysis of the poem Bugtong that begins with:

May isang dalagang may buwan sa dibdib,
may tala sa noo na kaakit-akit, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXX aXaX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110100110110 1101111010 1101000100100 100110110110 110100110110 110110110110 110010110010 100011110100 110101001010 110110101000 101101001000 110110110000 1101001001010 110110010010 11011010100 101000111110 100101011100 101010111000 110011110101 10110010010 10101011100 111000110110 110110101000 1110000101110
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 145
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; may, sa, ang are repeated.

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

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

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

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