This is an analysis of the poem Gadescene Om Natten that begins with:

Alt er stille, Maanen kaster
Lange Skygger ud fra Huset....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

The information we provided is prepared by means of a special computer program. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay.

  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,10,10,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011010 1101110 1110000 11110110 11111000 111011 1100111 10010000 111011 101101 011101 1111110 11111010 111110 1111 00110000 11101100 101101 1011001 11101000 111101 1110110 11110110 1111101 010101 1111010 11111010 11101110 10111110 11101100 1111010 1010101 110111101 11101010 11101110 111101101 1101 111110 111111110 111011
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 308
  • Average number of words per stanza: 57
  • Amount of lines: 40
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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; de, paa, hvor, en, s are repeated.

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

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines re, de are repeated).

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

  • summary of Gadescene Om Natten;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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