This is an analysis of the poem Balada De La Loca Alegría that begins with:

Mi vaso lleno -el vino del Anáhuac
mi esfuerzo vano -estéril mi pasión...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXX Xa XX XX X XXX XXX X XXXX XX XXaXX XXX XXXX XXXX XXXb XbX XXaX XXXX XXXX XXXXX XXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,2,2,2,1,3,3,1,4,2,5,3,4,4,4,3,4,4,4,5,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010110110 11001010110 11100111000 0101010110110 111010001110010 10101011101000 10011111100010 10010101101000 11101000110110 10110101111110 10110101110100 1011001001100110 11110110 1011100100100 100101001 11010110110 11001010110 11100111000 0101010110110 0100100010100 0010010001010110 011011011110100 10101001101000 1011000101000 11100101101010 100010001000 10101000111110 10001010110 110110100 11010111100110 11110110 100110100100 1001001001 11010110110 11001010110 11100111000 0101010110110 10011011001000 10001001100100 100001010011000 1100010111011000 01011001110100 110001010100 100010 110011011011 1000110101100 11000010 1110010111110100 10111011101000 110110110 110111001001010 1110010010110 11110110 10001110010 1011101101110 1011100110 11010110110 11001010110 11100111000 010010110110 11110111100010 11011011110010 1011110010 101101001100 111011011101100 111001111110110 0100101101000 101100101100
  • Amount of stanzas: 21
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 128
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 68
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (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; mi, la, n, polvo, de, el, es are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words mi, de, polvo, la are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines n, os are repeated).

    The poet repeated the same word n at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

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

  • summary of Balada De La Loca Alegría;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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