This is an analysis of the poem Ihr Kleingläubigen that begins with:

Ihr, die ihr müßig diese Zeit verlungert,
Aus eigner Unkraft aller Kraft mißtraut,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXXXX XXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXX XaXXXXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,6,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111111100 1101010110 11010011010 110010100 11000110000 1100011000 111111100 111111101111010 111110110 11111001000 100111010000 111010010 1101010001 11011101110 1111011011 1111100100 1111010100 1111111111100 1111101100 111010110 110110011 11101111 1101111 11110101101 1100110000 10010100010 1000101100 11101111100 110101001 11011011000 1111011100 11111101110 11011101110 11111011 11111100 1110110110 1111101000 101101100 1111101110 111101000 1100100100 10111101 11001111 1101010010 111010101 11011101111 1111111110 1110011010 111111100 11111100110 11010101100 1110011101 1111110001001 111010101 1101010010 1111000110 110101111 1110100010 110110110 1111010010 1101010101 110101111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 282
  • Average number of words per stanza: 46
  • Amount of lines: 62
  • 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; und, euch, die, zu, der are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words die, der are repeated.

    The author used the same word die at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of Ihr Kleingläubigen;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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