This is an analysis of the poem Zwölf Bleistifte that begins with:

Zwölf Bleistifte hat mir jemand gebracht
Und heimlich auf meinen Schreibtisch gelegt....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXX XXXaX XXaXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 110111010 1101101010 1110101010 1111010110 1101100110 11101111110 1111010110 10010011 1110010101 111111100111 111010110 010011010010 101 101001110 100111001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 203
  • Average number of words per stanza: 34
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; und is repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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