This is an analysis of the poem Über Den Wellen that begins with:

„Neckst du mich, kleiner Schelm,
mit dem Muschelhelm...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaXXXXXX XXbXXbXX XXaaXXXXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,8,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101101 1111100 11101 1111100 11111 11101 1111 11101 11101111 1111 11100 11101 111 11100 11111 1 11111110 10101110 11001000 11111001111 1101001101 1101100 0110101000 111111 1111 1110
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 217
  • Average number of words per stanza: 39
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; dem is repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines umt is repeated).

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  • summary of Über Den Wellen;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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