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

September evening. The somber calls of the herdsmen float...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X XXXXXXaa X X XXXXXXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,8,1,1,9,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11 01010010100101 0101010101010010 010111010010001010 01011001011 10100101110011 101010010 110010011100 01101011110011001 01011010 10 100001011101110 1111101011 100111101110001011 101110101001 1101111011110 111010110 101101111011 01011011100111101001 100
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 172
  • Average number of words per stanza: 28
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 48 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, der, des are repeated.

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

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

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