This is an analysis of the poem Soneto 8 that begins with:

Nascer no berço da maior grandeza,
De palmas e de louros rodeado,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXX XXXX XXX XXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,3,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with trochaic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1011011100 0101010100 1111101110100 11001101000 11110111010110 1111111100 101101000 101100110010 01101101000 11011101010 11000110000 1111000110 1010010110 1100100011
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 127
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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  • summary of Soneto 8;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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