Analysis of Dusk

Gabriela Mistral 1889 (Vicuña) – 1957 (Hempstead)



I feel my heart melting
in the mildness like candles:
my veins are slow oil
and not wine,
and I feel my life fleeing
hushed and gentle like the gazelle.


Scheme ABCDAE
Poetic Form Sestain
Sestet 
Metre 111110 001110 11111 011 0111110 10101001
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 155
Words 32
Sentences 2
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 6
Lines Amount 6
Letters per line (avg) 20
Words per line (avg) 5
Letters per stanza (avg) 120
Words per stanza (avg) 30
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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on April 09, 2023

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Gabriela Mistral

Gabriela Mistral was the pseudonym of Lucila Godoy Alcayaga, a Chilean poet-diplomat, educator and feminist who was the first Latin American to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, in 1945. more…

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