This is an analysis of the poem La Chalupa, The Boat that begins with:

I am twenty,
drifting in la chalupa, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabbXbXccXbdad
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic trimeter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1110 1001010 01110010 110 11101110 11001101 10101 1001001 1001001 100101 10101100 1111 01010010 11110001101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 405
  • Average number of words per stanza: 73
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (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; there is repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines mind is repeated).

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  • summary of La Chalupa, The Boat;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

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