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

Bleicher Mond, du stiller Beter,
Send' mir deiner Andacht Hauch,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXA XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XaXA
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10101010 1110101 11011001 0110101 01011100 1101101 11101100 1010001 1011111 101100 0110100 1010101 111010 111110110 110110 1110101 10111100 1110100 10101100 1101101 1010010 1110101 11011001 0110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 122
  • Average number of words per stanza: 21
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (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; du is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word wo is repeated.

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

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