This is an analysis of the poem Erlauschtes Gespräch that begins with:

Sprach das Weib: O, wie wir selig waren
In den wonneübervollen Jahren...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

The information we provided is prepared by means of a special computer program. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay.

  • Rhyme scheme: aXXXaX XXXXXX XXXXXX XXbXXb XXXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111111010 011000010 10110111 1110101110 1101111010 1111010 101110101 10110110 1011011 1111101 110111101 101011000 11101010 10111111 110011100 111010111 110001001 101010100 1110101100 1111100 10111110101 1011111 10111011 11101011 11101110 11001110 11101010 111110101 111010100 1111101110
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 229
  • Average number of words per stanza: 40
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • 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 Erlauschtes Gespräch;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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