This is an analysis of the poem Ao Coração Que Sofre that begins with:

Ao coração que sofre, separado
Do teu, no exílio em que a chorar me vejo,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXX XXXX XXX XXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,3,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with trochaic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 110111000 1111011010110 1101100101100 11110001100 11101011010 111001110100 1111101000 11100100110 11101011100 11100011100 11101010110 111001100110 10101111100 101101100001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 125
  • Average number of words per stanza: 28
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; o, que, teu are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words ter, n are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Ao Coração Que Sofre;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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