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

Jeg kan ikke blive, jeg har ingen Ro,
Jeg maa med de andre til Leiren!...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXX XXXX bXXX XbXb aXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111111101 111011110 1101011111 011110110 1000101111 111110110 1101111011 11110110 0110111 1111101 111111101 11011111 111111111 11001111 1101111101 11011111 10100011101 111011110 1101011111 011110110
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 148
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; jeg, mig are repeated.

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

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

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