This is an analysis of the poem Frithiof's Temptation. (From The Swedish) that begins with:

Spring is coming, birds are twittering, forests leaf, and smiles the sun,
And the loosened torrents downward, singing, to the ocean run;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXX bbXc bbdd eecc ffgg hhii ddXX ddcX hhgX hhcX ggXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010111001011101 101010101000101 1010101010100101 101010101011111 101010111011101 100010100010101 111110101010110 101011111010111 1010010101011101 1010100111110101 101010101110111 100110101010101 111011101110101 101010101010001 111011101011101 1100101010010101 101010100110111 111011100010101 101000101011101 101010101000101 111010101010101 101011101110101 111010101010101 101111101010101 111011101110101 101010111110101 101110111010111 1110110111100010 101011101110101 111011011011011 1011101101000111 100111111010101 101110101010110 001010011000101 111110101110101 1010101010010110 101010101101111 1001100111010111 110111101010101 111111100110101 110110101011101 111100111011101 101010111000100 100110101011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 12
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 243
  • Average number of words per stanza: 44
  • Amount of lines: 45
  • Average number of symbols per line: 64 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 12
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, of, her, not, at, eye, beholds, thee are repeated.

    The poet repeated the same word ' at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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