This is an analysis of the poem Trappen Af Den Underjordiske Hule that begins with:

Ak, kiere Fætter! Luk dog op igien.
Jeg vil jo gierne giøre alt hvad I...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabcXXXXXXdXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Xe XX XX XX XX XX XX XXe XX Xa XX XaX cXXcfXXXbXXXXc XXffXXXXeXXd cXccXX XXXXXXXXXXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 27,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,3,2,2,2,3,14,12,6,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111110 11111111 100111111 101111101 111110011 111101 1100101100 11001111010 1111011 110110111 111010010 101111 1111011010 100011101 1111011101 1111111111 1110110110 110111101011011010010101101110100 1111111 1101000110 101101111 111111101 110011101 1110101110 100111111 1111011100 1100110111011111 1100 11101110111111110111100101101 1110 10111101 110100 111111101 11 1010001011 110 1011011101 11 11110 110 11101 11 10110111 0101 110 11 11 1101011 110 1110 11 11111 010 010 10101111 10101111 111111 11111111 11010111001 01101010 111110101 101 11111110111 1111011100 100111100 110111 1111100110111001010111011010111110010 101 1011010111001101101 101101 11111 100111 010101 101111 1101 10101 11100 11101 11101 010 11110001 11011001 110111101 11111111 1111011100 10 10010 1011 11110 11001 1111 1011 1111 101001 11001 1011 10101 1100
  • Amount of stanzas: 17
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 199
  • Average number of words per stanza: 36
  • Amount of lines: 98
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; ak, en, d, mig, red, dryp, den are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word over is repeated.

    The author used the same word den 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 aar is repeated).

    The poet repeated the same word ispahan at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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  • summary of Trappen Af Den Underjordiske Hule;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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