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

(In her lodgings)
To-day King Harald...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme:
  • Stanza lengths (in strings):
  • Closest metre:
  • Сlosest rhyme:
  • Сlosest stanza type:
  • Guessed form:
  • Metre:
  • Amount of stanzas: 39
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 128
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 180
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; what, it, your, hall, of, here, i, in, vengeance are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, what, if are repeated.

    The author used the same words the, fallen at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase murdered connects the lines.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in it:

  • summary of Bergliot;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

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