Analysis of Las Seis Cuerdas

Federico García Lorca 1898 (Fuente Vaqueros) – 1936 (Alfacar)



La guitarra,
hace llorar a los sueños.
El sollozo de las almas
perdidas,
se escapa por su boca
redonda.
Y como la tarántula
teje una gran estrella
para cazar suspiros,
que flotan en su negro
aljibe de madera.


Scheme ABCBDEFDBAA
Poetic Form
Metre 11 110111 111110 1 111110 1 110111 110110 1011 111110 11010
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 209
Words 40
Sentences 4
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 11
Lines Amount 11
Letters per line (avg) 15
Words per line (avg) 3
Letters per stanza (avg) 163
Words per stanza (avg) 38
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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 13, 2023

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Federico García Lorca

Federico del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús García Lorca was a Spanish poet, dramatist and theatre director. García Lorca achieved international recognition as an emblematic member of the Generation of '27. He was executed by Nationalist forces during the Spanish Civil War. In 2008, a Spanish judge opened an investigation into Lorca's death. The García Lorca family eventually dropped objections to the excavation of a potential gravesite near Alfacar. However, no human remains were found. more…

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