This is an analysis of the poem Mal Agueros that begins with:

If you come to Mojacar
and peel open an orange full of worms,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xaabc XXaXd Xedfb XXXfX XdeXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0110100 1110110101 11101101 11010011110 0101101110 0110100 110111001 101110111 111101101 111001001101 0110100 111110101 1111101011 1111010001011 101010101110 0110100 11010010111 1001001011 1111101101 1101010011 0110100 10111111 001011111 010100111010 10001010011
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 188
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The author used the same word if at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

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

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