This is an analysis of the poem El Consejo Maternal that begins with:

Ven para acá, me dijo dulcemente
mi madre cierto día;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011110100 111101 11011001110 0111101100 111110110 11001010101 110011010 1010100010 1101010111100 11011111100 1111100110 10111100 10111001110 11011100 1111010111 100111100110 1100101001 1100110100 100111011110 110110 1010111000 11111100 11000110111 1101100 10101111010 1110110 10111100100110 11101001100 11101101110 1011000110110 100110111100 110010111100110
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 133
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (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; la, que are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word y is repeated.

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

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase a connects the lines.

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  • summary of El Consejo Maternal;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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