This is an analysis of the poem Oldtids Huuslige Liv that begins with:

Ak, hvor romantisk smiler dog det Bjælkehuus i Dalen!
Med deiligt skaaret Halm og Hø er Gulvet strøet i Salen,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with trochaic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 11100101110110 110101110101110 1110011110011 10010101110110 1001111110 10110011110111 11010111111100 1011111111100 11011101111010 10111011101110 1101011111110 010110111011 11011011101111 11011010110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 754
  • Average number of words per stanza: 153
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 53 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 11
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; det, i are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Oldtids Huuslige Liv;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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