This is an analysis of the poem Komm, Die Dämm´rung Sinkt Hernieder... that begins with:

Komm, die Dämm'rung sinkt hernieder,
Graulich flackert's im Kamin —...

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabXXXaXXXXX XXbXXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111100 1010110 10111010 11111 1101100 101101 10100010 1111001 1110100 1110110 111010 11111 1111100 111111 11111010 1111111 11111100 1111001 11110100 111110
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 322
  • Average number of words per stanza: 56
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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