This is an analysis of the poem Der Kranke Mond that begins with:

Du nächtig todeskranker Mond
Dort auf des Himmels schwarzem Pfühl,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXX XXXX XXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0110001 11110101 1111010 111110 11000100 10110110 0110001 11110101 11011100 10001101 10010101 11010001 0110001
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 144
  • Average number of words per stanza: 22
  • Amount of lines: 13
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

  • summary of Der Kranke Mond;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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