Analysis of The Little Mute Boy

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

The litle boy was looking for his voice.
(The King of the crickets had it.)
In a drop of water
the little boy was looking for his voice.

I do not want it for speaking with;
I will make a ring of it
so that he may wear my silence
on his little finger.

In a drop of water
the little boy was looking for his voice.

(The captive voice, far away.
Put on a cricket' clothes.)

Scheme abCA xbxc CA xx
Poetic Form
Metre 0101110111 01101011 001110 0101110111 111111101 1110111 11111110 111010 001110 0101110111 0101101 110101
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 366
Words 81
Sentences 8
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 2, 2
Lines Amount 12
Letters per line (avg) 23
Words per line (avg) 6
Letters per stanza (avg) 70
Words per stanza (avg) 19
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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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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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