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

Herr in der Wirrnis dieses Daseins gib
Mir einen Menschen, einen! Aller Trieb...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXXXX XbXXXc XddXXefXXXX eXXXdbXXXXXX XgaXhXbbXXX iXdXiijgi jhXbXchX g ggXXjfddXd XXjXXgXXgXi XbkkXiXiXic XXXcX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,11,12,11,9,8,1,10,11,11,5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011010101 1101010101 011011110 1100110001 110110010 10111010 111111010110 11111101111 01101101 110111100 11010000 11111011 10111100 1101101111 110001101 11100111100 10111100 1111111111 1110010001 11111000 1101111100 100111111 11 11010111 1111100 111111111 10011110 1001110101 11011111 1101101 1101010100 11111011111 101111111 1011010101 111010111 1111011101 111111101 1111000101 11100111 10110101010 10010010010 10100011 1100111101 1001110111 011001001000 100011 110111111 111001111 010111101 1100111110 10111011 101110111 111101101 10110101011 101110110111 11110111 11011110 1000011110 1101100101 110110111 1101111 110111010 111110111 101111111 1111111101 1111111111 100011111111 11011110 111111011 110111111 101110100111 11011000111 10011111 111101010111 11010101110 10110111 1101011 1101111100 1101110111 1111010101 1111110000100 1100111100 110001011111 1101101101 111011111001 1011011111 1011110111 111110111 1111111101 1101111110 1011011111 11001111 1011101111 111110110 10111111 1111111 111011110 101111100 0111110101 110111 11
  • Amount of stanzas: 12
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 328
  • Average number of words per stanza: 59
  • Amount of lines: 101
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (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; in, der, wir, und, ich, licht are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines sie is repeated).

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

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