This is an analysis of the poem Rolands Sværd that begins with:

Hver Gang Dyrendal blev nævnet,
Klang i Verden Rolands Navn....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

The information we provided is prepared by means of a special computer program. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay.

  • Rhyme scheme: XXXX XaXX XXXX bXbX cXcX XXaX XXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1110011 1110101 1110111 1110111 1111110 11111 101100 1111100 10111 1100111 111111 111111 1010111 11101 111111 1011111 1011111 1111011 101111 111111111 1011110 1010111 1111111 1111101 11111 111100 1011111 1100111
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 122
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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