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

Decid cuando yo muera... (¡y el día esté lejano!):
soberbio y desdeñoso, pródigo y turbulento,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXX XXXX XXXX XXX X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,3,1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101011011101100 10011001011000 1110100111000 101010110 110011110011100 111000101001100 11010100111100 1110011101101010110 0101100100111100 1110100100111100 110111001101010 1111010100110 11010101101100 1100101011000 111110001110100 1010101101110110
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 142
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many three dots in the poem. Readers should think of the author's idea together with the pensive speaker.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; y, su, humilde are repeated.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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