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

Som i en Søvn ligger Luften og Havet,
Ingen Bølge man seer,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXaXXXXXXaXXXXXXXbXXXXXcXXXaaXb cXXX XXXX XXXb cXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 52,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,2,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111010110 10111 11101011010 110101111 100111 1111 1011110 1111110 11011 110010110 110110110110 11110 11011011 101101010 111011110 1110111101 11011 1100101110 101001 1100111110 111011001 111111011 110011100110 111111 101011101 111111011 1111 110101110110 11111010 1110 111101 10110101101 1111100101 101101011 101011 11001011 10110 1101111 10111111 111110110 11110111 110101011111 1111111 111 100010 101111 111 10111101 101101001 1111 101111 110101 1101110 11111111 100110 111101 110111 11111 11011 11010 111111 11110 1101110 110101 1101110 11101 111110 11011111 1101110 11101 111110 11011111 1111011 110111 111111 110001 111101 1111 1101010 110111 1111010 1111 110111 111010 11011111101101 1101011010110
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 273
  • Average number of words per stanza: 52
  • Amount of lines: 86
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; en, den, og are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word da at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

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