This is an analysis of the poem Agnete that begins with:

Agnete sidder paa den eensomme Strand,
Saa sagte slaae de Bølger paa hviden Sand....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aa bb XX cX dd XX Ee cc ff gg XX aX XX XX dd XX Ee hh XX XX XX XX aa aX XX ii aX XX XX Xf Xa XX jj XX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 101011101 111011101 010101101 11011011001 110110111 101101010 11111011110 1111101000 1111001111 1100111001 11111011111 11011101111 1101011111 111110101 111010110011 1101011010 10001010111 100111100111 111110110011 1101111011 111111101 011110110101 101101011011 1111111110 10111011100 1101111111 1000101111 11111011001 10111101101 111110010001 10111011011 111110101101 1101011111 11001010101 10101111 111011011 11111111 1111011101 101010101101 111110111 1011111 111110101 10111001 110100001110 10110110111 11111111011 1101111111 11011111 110111111 101101101 1101111001 1111111111 1011111101 110101011010 1001011111 11001011110 110110111101 11010111101 0101111111 110001011001 11111011011 1101111001 11011011101 11110100111 1101110111 110111010 1101110010111 11011001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 34
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 86
  • Average number of words per stanza: 17
  • Amount of lines: 68
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; hans, en, som, i, og, de, giorde, gr, hun, da, d, paa are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words hans, og are repeated.

    The author used the same words hans, og, agnete at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines ie, d, s are repeated).

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Agnete;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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