This is an analysis of the poem A Minha Irmã that begins with:

Entregaram-te enfim à paz do cemitério,
Deixaram-te na cova o corpo delicado,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXX XXaX XXXX XXXX XbXb XaXX XXXX XbaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100011011100 10011101101000 1010100010110 101100111000 1001100100111 11010011100010 111101001110010 0100100111000 1111110100100 11010110001110 110010011011 1110100110111 110010000101000 110011100011110 1010011111000 1110010101101000 11001101000100 01010101010110 1010011111101 11110101101010 1111011010100 01011001000111 111000010110 110100111 101111001100 10100011100100 11011011011100 11110110100010 10011010011000 101000010100010 110011111110 100011001010100
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 169
  • Average number of words per stanza: 36
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; te, rio, e, o, de, h, s are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word e at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of A Minha Irmã;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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