Analysis of a Poem
Poets have often written about matter of deep concern to them. In this analysis I will look at both theme and style, analyzing this poem by a famous poet. First I will look at some thematic aspects and then do a formal analysis. The poem has no title so I will use the first line as though it were a title. As we discussed in class, poetry is difficult and analysis is necessary. So here goes.
As I mentioned before, I will start with some themes, but first I should mention that the poet was born in X in 19XX and is considered very important and famous. We talked about him in class one day.
I noticed the word "Spain" right off the bat so I am guessing that the main theme is Spain itself. By using this word the poet is signaling his love of country. The word "Spanish" also appears.
I don't see any traditional rhyme here. There are 14 lines so possibly it is a sonnet, though sonnets usually rhyme. The second time I counted there were 15 so maybe this is a matter for further investigation. According to the internet the sonnet is important as a kind of story.
The first stanza has four lines. The second stanza has four lines as well. The third stanza has six lines. As mentioned above, there is no rhyme.
There are metaphors. The function of the metaphors is to emphasize the central theme, in this case, as I've mentioned before, the theme of Spain. The word "con," meaning "with" is repeated four times, so possibly the poet want to be "with" his homeland in some fashion.
In conclusion, this poem by a famous poet is moving and beautiful, using metaphors to talk about a central theme in a unique way.