Analysis of Heteronymous Fernando Pessoa

Portuguese giant.
Heteronymous poet.
Mercurial mind.

Scheme ABC
Poetic Form Haiku 
Metre 1010 110 01001
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 52
Words 8
Sentences 3
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 3
Lines Amount 3
Letters per line (avg) 15
Words per line (avg) 2
Letters per stanza (avg) 44
Words per stanza (avg) 6

About this poem

As a fellow Gemini poet, this is my tribute and my salute to you, Fernando Antonio Nogueira Pessoa.You, born on June 13, and I, on June 20. I met you quite recently, only just now, introduced by a poet of Latinate mind, a poet of character, employing a pseudonym, that of “El Cortes,” her poetic name, with courtesy rendered, much politeness embedded, impressive the name. Such is Lydia Cortes, a poet of spirit, earthy in nature, like well-seasoned wine, fermented in soil, borinquena the source, bosomed with souls, all lovers of freedom; embracing those living, and comrades departed— all emblems of loyalty, “ciudadanos del barrio;” del barrio boricua— to join you, Fernando, as comrades-in-arms. This three-line Japanese-style haiku poem, underscores the mercurial character and nature of Pessoa as poet, writer, literary critic, and philosopher. 

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Written on December 20, 2021

Submitted by karlcfolkes on December 20, 2021

Modified on March 30, 2023

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Karl Constantine FOLKES

Retired educator of Jamaican ancestry with a lifelong interest in composing poetry dealing particularly with the metaphysics of self-reflection; completed a dissertation in Children’s Literature in 1995 at New York University entitled: An Analysis of Wilhelm Grimm’s “Dear Mili” Employing Von Franzian Methodological Processes. The subject of the dissertation concerned the process of Individuation. more…

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