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

O, the trees grow straight and the trees grow tall,
And the trees grow all around;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbbded fgXgdhfX edidcddX ciiiXhcX acXcjgig kdddkhgX igXgXkik jhXhXhcXhX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,8,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 1011110111 1011101 101110101 1010101 101010101 0010101 111010111 0010101 11111111 1110111 11111100 111111 11110101 1100111 11111111 110100 1011110111 1011011 101011101 1010101 101011101 10100101 111100111 010110 11111111 1011101 1011111001 1011111 111110110 1110111 11111111 1010100 101111111 10101101 101010101 1010101 11111111 0010101 110110101 010101 11111111 111101 01111101 110101 0010110101 110111 1111100101 1010100 11011101 111111 00111111 010101 010111111 111101 11111101 111101 01010101 010111 01010110 011101 11111100 111111 101111101 0010100 01 110100
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 278
  • Average number of words per stanza: 54
  • Amount of lines: 66
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (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; trees, grow, and, ink, i, rhyme, o are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, o, farewell, the are repeated.

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

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