This is an analysis of the poem Wer War Onda? that begins with:

Wer war Onda? - Der Name verrät's:
Onda, die Welle!...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XAbA cXXX XAXa XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXd XXXX XAbA XXXX XXXX XXXX cXcX XXXX dXXXXdadA
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1110111 1011 10111101101111 1011 11101011 1011110 1111111110 10100 111111110 1011 111111110 111101 11111111 111101 111111101 0101 11111111 11100 1111111110 11100 11101101 110 1010111 1110 111111101 10000 111111 11110 11101000 10100 101101010 10110 1011111110 111 11110100 1001 10101101111 1011 10101101111 1011 1011011010 111 1111110010 1101 1011101 1101 1011011111 1001 110101010 1100 1111100 10110 1010111111 10100 1111111111 10100 1111101 111111 1100111101 111110 1111111 111 1011110 111 1011111 1011 11101001 1011
  • Amount of stanzas: 17
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 101
  • Average number of words per stanza: 18
  • Amount of lines: 68
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (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; onda, und are repeated.

    The author used the same words ja, wenn, warum at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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