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

Hvi staar Du i Hø, Du lange Post?...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X a b a X a b XXX XXccXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,1,1,1,1,1,3,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10 11011011 10 101111111111 10 101111111 10 111111111 110000011 11111011 1011011 111110100 111111 111111 11111111 11111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 50
  • Average number of words per stanza: 10
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (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.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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