This is an analysis of the poem Hoch Der Hausfrau! that begins with:

Back to the kicthen, mein Gretchen!
Back to the scullery, frau!... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXbacac XdXdefef aaXaagXg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10010110 1001001 111111000101 101011001 111010010 11101001 110111010 11001001 10010110 1001101 011001111001 01101011 110110110 11110101 111111010 11101001 101110010 11001011 01101111011 101111001 110010010 11101001 110110100 11011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 303
  • Average number of words per stanza: 54
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • 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; your, to are repeated.

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

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

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

  • summary of Hoch Der Hausfrau!;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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