This is an analysis of the poem Prolog Zur Grillparzer-Feier Der Stadt Wien Im Burgtheater that begins with:

In Geistes Namen, der uns heut vereint
An dieser Arbeitsstätte höchster Kunst,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaaXXXXXXXX XXXXXXbXX cXaXdXeXaXXcXXXXXd eXaaXdcaedXXXXXfXXX baXXaXXXXXgXXXXeXeXdfXXXXeffeXXXXXXgXXXXXe XXXXfXXXXaaXXfXXXXXXgX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 11,9,18,19,42,22,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0101011110 1101011 10111101 11011111110 1011110 1011011101 1000110101 1110011100 101110111 111111010 1101111100 11101010 10111010110 1101011010 1011100110 1111011101 11110110010 011001011 1011011100 101110010 1111111 101101111 101111100011 11010010100 100110111 010111111 1101011110 11011010 111010111 1110011 10110111000 010110010 10111101 110111110100 101101011 110110110 1111010101 1111010101 1111111010 1101111111 101111111 110111011 111101100 11011100110 1111011101 100101111 1101011110 110110101 101111011 100110100 11010111 1111100100 1101010101 1110111011 1101110001 1101110011 1100011101 1111110001 1110111111 11001111 0111100101 1111011011 111111111 1001011110 1111010010 1101001111 110111111 1110001 1110011110 1111011111 110111101 11010010110 11001001110 1101010100 110100110 1101010111 110001101 1110110111 11111101 111110110 111111010100 11010011 111110010 111011111 1101011101 1101111010 1101111110 1111111001 1111101110 1101010100 111111101 111001110 1100101110 1010010111 110110111 111111110 1010111110 1001000101 1001001000 1100111110 011101010 111111101 1111010111 111011111 110001101110 01111111110 111111110 1101111110 101101111 101101011 1100011000 10100111010 11110101111 1111011110 1110010111 11011011 101101110 101011110 1101011110 110101101 0101011110
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 820
  • Average number of words per stanza: 146
  • Amount of lines: 121
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; den, zu, die, und, uns, der, in, wird are repeated.

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

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Prolog Zur Grillparzer-Feier Der Stadt Wien Im Burgtheater;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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