This is an analysis of the poem Den 1ste Januar 1841 that begins with:

Nymaanen skinner over Søens Flade,
Og Sneen glimrer i den krumme Gade....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXaXXXaXaXXXXXXbaXaXXbaXaXaXXXaXX XaXXXXXXXXXaXXXXXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 34,20,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100101011 11101111 111111110 100111101 1101111000 1111111000 111001110 11111011 1101111011 111111101 1011100110 111111100 11101011 1101110 11010111000 110110100 111111110 1111111 101110111 1101101101 100011110 1111111100 10111101010 11101101 1101100001 1110001101 11111110 1001100111 11000111100 111001100 0111101110 110101001 1110111 11111110000 110111101 11110111 01110110 1110110100 1101110100 0111110100 1100111110 1111101 11110010110 101100100 1111110110 0110011 111111010 111100100 1011111110 11111110 101111111 1111100 110111101 11010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1022
  • Average number of words per stanza: 187
  • Amount of lines: 54
  • 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; vi, for are repeated.

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

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

  • summary of Den 1ste Januar 1841;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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