Analysis of Pine Forest

Gabriela Mistral 1889 (Vicuña) – 1957 (Hempstead)

Let us go now into the forest.
Trees will pass by your face,
and I will stop and offer you to them,
but they cannot bend down.
The night watches over its creatures,
except for the pine trees that never change:
the old wounded springs that spring
blessed gum, eternal afternoons.
If they could, the trees would lift you
and carry you from valley to valley,
and you would pass from arm to arm,
a child running
from father to father.

Poetic Form
Metre 111101010 111111 0111010111 111011 011010110 0110111101 0110111 1101001 11101111 0101110110 01111111 0110 110110
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 426
Words 83
Sentences 5
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 13
Lines Amount 13
Letters per line (avg) 26
Words per line (avg) 6
Letters per stanza (avg) 338
Words per stanza (avg) 81
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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 16, 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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