This is an analysis of the poem Til Min Søn that begins with:

Saa lyse Haar, saa mørke Blik,
Saa blaa, som den, din Moder fik;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXXX XXXabb XXXXXX XXbbXX XXXXbbXaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111111 11111101 11011101 1111101 10011001 11111101 0111111 11011101 1101111 111111 11011111 101111 110101 1101111 1101111 01111101 1011101111 111100101 1101111 1110011 1111101 1111001101 110111111 01110111 11111100 111111101 11010101 11110111 11111101 1111011 1101111 10110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 170
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; saa is repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines n is repeated).

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase mit connects the lines.

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

  • summary of Til Min Søn;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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