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

Den var saa buttet, saa trind og blød,
Dens lille Snude var rosenrød;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXXXaaXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111101111 111110 11111101 1111101100 11111111 111100 11011111 1111011 111101111 111101010 110111111 111101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 422
  • Average number of words per stanza: 88
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; den is repeated.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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