This is an analysis of the poem Steinli Von Slang that begins with:

I.
DER watchman look out from his tower ...

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bcbcbdbd efefXdgX eXehXdiX gXXiadad jXjXXXXd bXbkXdXX blbXXdlX XXXeXdXd X XmXmXdXd XXXabXbX XkbXaXXd elXlgdgd XXklndnd XlkXXdid bXXXkdkd XhehXdXX ciciXdXd X XkXkkXkd blblXdnX bhhXXded XcXcidid XoXobdbd XibiXdXd dXXXgdgd XXcibdbd ipXpeXed iXiXcdXd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,1,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,1,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 110110010 101001011 111011010 11011001 1111111110 1111111011 01100110110 01101011 111011011 11101001 1111010010 011101001 111101100 111011101 1111010110 010010011 010110010 111001001 111110110 01001011 10101011110 1111111101 01100011110 010111011 110011010 101111101 111010101 11111011011 111111011 111111011 1011010101 01010011 11001000011 111001001 1101011111 1110011110 10110011010 11001011 110010010 11101011 1011111110 11011010 101110110 11111011 111010110 111011001 1111110110 11101010011 111010110 111101001 1110010110 11001010 1111111110 1111001011 1101111111 11101011 1101001010 01111001 110110010 101001101 111101011 110111101 111101011 101011011 1 110011110 110011011 11111010110 110101101 111010010 11011101 110111111110 01101011 111110110 111101001 010010010 0110101 110111111010 11001101 111111010 11001011 0110110010 01011111 1111110110 111011010 111010111 110100011 1111110110 11111011 110101010 01001101 11101111110 11111001 011110010 11111101001 1111011010 11001011 1111111010 011011111 1100101110 11011001 110110110 10111101011 11101111110 11111011 01110110100 11011101 110010010 11001011 11100110110 11011101 1110110111 100101011 1111010010 11011001 10110101000 11011011 1011011010 111011011 110110010 11101011 111111000 101011111 11111111010 11001101 1111111110 01101001 111010100 1101011 01011101 111110101 110110011 1110111011 0101101100 00111001 111111101100 10011011 1 11111011100 11011011 1010010010 11001011 1111110110 11110001 111110010 10111011 111010110 1111101001 1110010110 11111001 11101110010 11001011 1111111010 11011011 111111010 11110001 111101001 01010110 1111111110 11111001 1010110110 11010011 1111110010 1110011111 011110010 101011101 1010011010 111010011 11101110110 11111011 1111101010 11101101 1011010110 11010011 11111001100 101101011 101101011110 11010011 010110110 01011011 111100010 110001001 111111011 11111101001 111011011 01101001 1110110110 111001101 110100010 111101110 1111011110 01101101 11101110110 101010011 111110010 11101011 111011111 11111010 111111010 111001111101 1110010010 01111101011 110110110 11011001 10110101100 011010111 1110111010 1110111101 111111011 01001011 110100010 1111101111 010110010 111011101001 010111010 1101100001 111010111011 11001011
  • Amount of stanzas: 30
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 272
  • Average number of words per stanza: 52
  • Amount of lines: 219
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (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; de, he, und, of, dey, to, she, vas are repeated.

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

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

    The poet repeated the same word ' at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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