This is an analysis of the poem Ang Magsasaka that begins with:

Sa maghapong singkad ikaw’y nasa-linang
Sulong mo’y ararong batak ng kalabaw....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1100101001010 101100101100 111000110110 110110100110 101000110110 110000110100 110100110100 101101100110 10011010 11011010 11011010 11011000 10101100 11011000 10101100 11011010 101110101000 10011010010 110110100100 101000110100
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 124
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (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; mo, y, ng are repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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