This is an analysis of the poem Tränen Des Vaterlandes that begins with:

Wir sind doch nunmehr ganz, ja mehr denn ganz verheeret!
Der frecher Völker Schar, die rasende Posaun, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXX XXXX XXX aXX a baab bbbb aab ccb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,3,3,1,4,4,3,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111011111100 1101111010 1111111010 1101111101000 111011111000 110111110110 11011111111 110111111110 1011111110101 10111111011 1101101101000 11111111111 110111111100 1111011101000 100101 1111110111010 0101110101 01001110111 0101100111101010 010101110111 0111011101 1011110111 110111011111 111101111111 101101110101 110101110101 110011011111 1111111101101 11010110101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 171
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 29
  • Average number of symbols per line: 53 (very long strings)
  • 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; die, und, and are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Tränen Des Vaterlandes;
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  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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