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

So hungry-sensitive that he
craves day and night the pap of praise,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXcac dXbddX bdXXdb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010011 11110101 11011101 01010101 01010110 10010101 11010101 01010011 11111110 11010101 01111111 11110111 11011101 11010101 11111101 01100101 10110100 11011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 212
  • Average number of words per stanza: 39
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; no is repeated.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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