This is an analysis of the poem Mai that begins with:

In allen Gärten blüht der Mai,
Die Sonne steht in seinem Solde,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXX aXaX XXXX XXXX aXXaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0101111 1110101 11011100 11101101 11010011 1111100100 110111 1100100 1011101 01010100 1111101 101101100 1110111 11111010 1011100 10111010 1110111 111111010 10101001 1101111 11011100
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 139
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; in, den, du are repeated.

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  • summary of Mai;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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