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

Earth, I love thee well;
And well dost thou requite me.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abacbc cdcede bfbgfg ghgchc idihdh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111 1111101 111101 101111 0100011 110101 1011111 1101110 011101 101111 1101110 100101 1111001 1111010 1011111 1011001 10011010 1100111 0010111 1111010 010111 101001001 1101110 111011 1101001 0101110 0111001 10100110 0101110 1001010
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 178
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.

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

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

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

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