This is an analysis of the poem ¡paalam! that begins with:

Matapos ang gayóng mg̃a sálitaa't
matapos pumayag ang mg̃a upahán,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 20,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10011110 1001001110 110101101000 1001101100100 10011111 1010011000 10010011011 1101101110 1011010010 110001110 10100101100 11110100100 1011011110 11011011000 1000011100 1101001100 100100110010 11011011100 11010010100 11101011011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 746
  • Average number of words per stanza: 147
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (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; ang, t, ng are repeated.

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

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