This is an analysis of the poem Oyvind's Song that begins with:

Lift thy head, thou undaunted youth!
Though some hope may now break, forsooth,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaa XXbb ccbb bbaa ddXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110101 11111110 10011110 11110010 11100101 10110101000 10010010 10010010 11111101 10110101 10011010 10010010 11111101 111001001 11011010 1111010 11111001 00111001 10011000 1011110
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 137
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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.

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  • summary of Oyvind's Song;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

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