This is an analysis of the poem Wink Der Alten that begins with:

Laßt es euch von uns, den Alten, sagen,
Jünglinge, die ihr so leicht versäumt:...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXX XbbX XXXXXb XccX XXcX aXXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,6,4,4,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111111010 1111110 11011111 11011110 1110111100 11111011101 1010111 101111101100 110101110 110110010 1011100 1101011 1000111100 1011 10111111 111011101 100010011 1111101111 111110101000 11100110 101011011 111011111110 1011111010 101110 1100111 111011110 111010100 10111
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 165
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (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; sie, ihre are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines umt, uschen are repeated).

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