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

Le pedí un sublime canto que endulzara
mi rudo, monótono y áspero vivir....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XX Xa XX XX XX Xa Xa XX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011011011000 11010011010 111101000101000 1101 011100110100 11110010011 1111000100100 11011 011010001010100 1010111010 11101000010010 11011 11011101101100 1110100111001 110111100 11010
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 68
  • Average number of words per stanza: 14
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

    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; un is repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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