This is an analysis of the poem An Meine Kinder that begins with:

den 20. April 1785
Wie süß du schläfst!...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

The information we provided is prepared by means of a special computer program. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay.

  • Rhyme scheme: X XXX XaXXXXX XXXXbXXaXX XX XXXaXX XXXXXaXX XXXXXXXXXXb XXXXXXX XXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,3,7,10,2,6,8,11,7,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11101 1101 111000 01011 1101 1110 11100 11100 110010 11111110 110001 111010 100100 01101 110 1110 11100 11 111010 11010 111 11111 11110 111 101010 10011 10110 111000 1001 111011110 1101 11111110 1101 111110010 11110 1111 1010101 1010010 10100 111010 1010 10110 1011 1110 111010 1111 1100 101011 1011 1000110 11101010 1110001 11101 11110 110 1011 1111 1101 101
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 132
  • Average number of words per stanza: 22
  • Amount of lines: 59
  • Average number of symbols per line: 22 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • 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 An Meine Kinder;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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