This is an analysis of the poem The German Student’s Love-Song that begins with:

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BY the rush of the Rhine's broad stream, ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bcbcdedX cfcfcccc FfX efefcccc gfgfhihi fFX chchjhjh kbkbklkl FFX Xmemjaja kakaajajXFf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,8,8,3,8,8,3,8,8,3,8,11,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 101001011 11101 1110111 10111 10100111 10111 1110111 1101 10100101 11101 11100111 10101 10100111 10101 11100111 111001 111111001 11111101 1 101011001 10101 11100101 1111 10111101 01101 1010001001 01101 11110101 101010 1110101 11010 10111101 101110 10101101 001010 11111101 11111101 1 10101101 10111 1100101 00101 10111101 11101 11101101 01101 10100101 10111 1110111 01101 10101011 11111 11111111 11101 111111001 11111101 1 101011010 10111 1101101 101001 10101101 01101 00101111 00111 1100101 11100 11100111 10101 11101101 0111 10110101 11111 111111001 11111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 13
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 168
  • Average number of words per stanza: 32
  • Amount of lines: 76
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; by, and, my are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word by at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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