This is an analysis of the poem Onder Uw Handen that begins with:

Onder uw handen
die veilig' ogieve...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXXXX XaXXXXX XXXXXaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10110 11010 11101 01 01 1101011010 10011010010 10110 11010 00110101110 11110 1111 11111 01111 10110 01100 100111 100110 1111011001 11011100 11101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 161
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 22 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; de, en are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word onder at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of Onder Uw Handen;
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