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

Das waren grausam-schöne Sommertage
Und Abende von sanftem Perlenglanz,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXXaXX XXXbXbXX cdXdXdXX XXXXcXXX caXXXXXX XXXXXXXX XXXXXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110101100 110110100 11101101 1010110101 1111010010 11111001 11001010 10111011 11011101100 01011010 11011101100 100110101 11110001100 11111101 111111010 10010100100 11111100110 1111111 110111111010 1011011101 1110001000 111100111 11011111100 111101000 1111100100 111011100 1011010110 1101011111 110110010 11011110000 1111000100 1011011000 11110111110 10111011 110111000 1101010111 11001110 1111111100 111111110110 110111110 1101011110 111111010110 11110011100 110101110 11110001100 1101001101 110101100 110111101 10110101110 1101011110 11010110010 11110100 1111101010 110111101 111011010 1111111001100
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 324
  • Average number of words per stanza: 56
  • Amount of lines: 56
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; der, und, uns are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word und 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 en is repeated).

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

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