This is an analysis of the poem Auf Ein Epitaph that begins with:

Auf einem Friedhof steht ein schlanker Stein,
Dem grub der Steinmetz eine Inschrift ein....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXXXXaaXXbbXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1101011101 111101101 110111110 1011010100 11111111111 1111011101 110101111001 100111101 1101110110 111101011 11111111 101101101 110111111 11111011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 578
  • Average number of words per stanza: 107
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • 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 Auf Ein Epitaph;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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