This is an analysis of the poem Los Desposados De La Muerte that begins with:

Michael Farrel ardía con un ardor puro como la luz.
Sus manos enseñaban a amar los lirios...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a XX X Xb XX XX XXc ccX dd X XX X XXX XX XX X XXX XX X XXab XXX XXX XX Xb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,2,1,2,2,2,3,3,2,1,2,1,3,2,2,1,3,2,1,4,3,3,2,2,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010101110101011 110100001110 11100101100111100 11101010101000 11010110010001100 11101100 101101001001100 1001011101011 10001000101100 1110100001000 11100001100110 1111110001100 101111011110 1001111010000110 11001110011001010 1110110110100011110 1101100101101 1101111100011 010001010100110000 1011001010 11001001010010 110100011001010 101111111100 11101001101 11011110010 10001010110 10101000100100 11100010011100 1101000110001010 1011101010110111000 0110101110100 11111010011010010 110101111001100 101000101000101000 101101010111101101 100110101010100 110110100011110010 1100111100101010 1011110101 111110101 1001011000101100 11111111000111100 100100 110100101011110100 10110101100110 1010001111011101000 11000100001010100 100111011001 1100100011001100 11101011000110010
  • Amount of stanzas: 24
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 89
  • Average number of words per stanza: 17
  • Amount of lines: 50
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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; sus, y, de, el, me, la, una, las, los 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 sus at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

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

  • summary of Los Desposados De La Muerte;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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