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

O, weiße Wolken, die ihr hoch im Blauen
Windhingewiegt wie seidne Flocken schwebt,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXX XXXX XXX XXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,3,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with trochaic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 111011111 100011101 1011111110 1101010110 1101101110 1110010110 11101011 1111011100 111111101 1101011100 111101111111 111011110 111111110 1101011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 151
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; die is repeated.

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

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