This is an analysis of the poem Den Første Bøn that begins with:

Ungersvendens Eed jeg kjender,
Blussende han sværger paa,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXXXXX XXXXaXXX XXXXaXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10001110 10111 11111 111111 111101 1111101 101111 1111111 1111010 1010111 1010110 101111 1110111 1011111 101111 1111111 1111110 11011 1111100 101011 101011 1011101 101111 1111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 236
  • Average number of words per stanza: 50
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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.

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

  • summary of Den Første Bøn;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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