This is an analysis of the poem Maldição that begins with:

Se por vinte anos, nesta furna escura,
Deixei dormir a minha maldição, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXXXXX XXX XXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,3,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with trochaic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1111101010100 101001010 110110011000 1010111010110 111000101100 10110100 11001010100 11001001100 100101001100 101110110 101011011100 1010100110 101001111010 101001111001
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 168
  • Average number of words per stanza: 32
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; e, de, sem, pelo are repeated.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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