This is an analysis of the poem Ang Posporo Ng Diyos (The Matchstick Of God) that begins with:

Sa dilim ng gabi'y may gintong nalaglag,
may apoy, may ilaw, galing sa itaas; ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXX XXXX aaXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101100110100 11011010110 11011011000 100110110100 1101100100110 10110101010 101110110100 10110110100 10110110110 101000110001 111100110010 1001100101100 100110110110 100110101100 1001000110100 100110110000 11011011000 11000111001 1100110010 111000101000 100010110001 100110101000 110010011011 100110110100 1001000110110 110000110100 11000010011 101000110011
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 147
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • 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; sa, may, ng are repeated.

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