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

Hun var en lille, fattig Een,
Men Rosenrød, hvid som en Lilie,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXXaXX XXXXXXXX XXXXXXXb XXbXXXXX XXXXXXXX cXXcXXXc XdXXeXXX adXXXffX eXXXcXdX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111101 1101111 11101010 1010010 01101 11011101 111100 1111001 11110111 111111 111111 11001100 111111000 1111101 1110111 110110010 110111 11111101 11011001 11011111 1111111 111011 111111 111101 1111111 111110 1111111 11001100 1111101 1111111 10111111 1100101 10001011 1101111 1101111 111100111 11111010 1101111 111110 11110110 1010010 11111111 11011100 11111101 1111111 11001111 11111111 1101111 11010111 1111111 1001101 1111101 111101 11110111 11111110 1111100 11011101 1111111 1001111 11010111 11110101 111111 11111101 1111111 1111111 11011110 111100110 00110100 0111111 11110100 11011111 1101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 249
  • Average number of words per stanza: 52
  • Amount of lines: 72
  • 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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; og, med, r, den are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words i, med, du are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines de, r are repeated).

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

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

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