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

Just to make Pancho jealous-ay de mi! -
With Juan I flitered. I cared not for Juan, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab caca dedeXabab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1011010101 01110011111 11101011101 1101111111 1100010111 11110101001 1111111101 11010011101 1001100101 0101010111 1111011011 1101011111 1001011101 10111101001 110111111 1111110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 185
  • Average number of words per stanza: 36
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; in is repeated.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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