This is an analysis of the poem Filosofías (Silva) that begins with:

De placeres carnales el abuso,
de caricias y besos,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXX XXXa XXXX abXb XcXc XXXX aaXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXaX aaXa XXXX XXXX aXXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01001001100 0100110 10110110110100 101100 110110001100 11001000 11011001100 110001100 01101101100 10111100 101111100 111010 10011010010 110110 10010100100 101011010 1111001100 100111 1011010011000 111100110 11100100 110100 1011110111000 101110 1110011011010 10001010 111101100110 010010 11101101010 111100 011110010110 10110100 10111011100 10100100 111010111100 1110110 1110011001110 0101000 111101101 10111 10011001100 011000 10110011000 100111 10010001100 0110011 111000100 101110 01010111000 0101100 1011001000 1111110 11011110000 1011110 111001000110 1110100 1111001110011 1101010 110101011000 111010 1001101100 1111100 10110101011 101100 0110110110 11011011 101011101 11100 11010110010 0110100 10101001000 01101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 18
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 112
  • Average number of words per stanza: 22
  • Amount of lines: 72
  • 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; tu, la are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words de, no, y are repeated.

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

  • summary of Filosofías (Silva);
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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