This is an analysis of the poem Tegner's Drapa that begins with:

Heard a voice, that cried,
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  • Rhyme scheme: aBXcde fgdXfh aBXdhc bgeaia cbjekk afhakk lfmhmc lddaec ejiagi gXcfXX aeXcfh cXXXXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10111 1000100 01010 110101 110101 010101 110101 0011 110101 10100 100101 011111 1010101 1000100 01010 1101 10101 010001 100100 100101 100101 100101 100101 110101 110111 101101 100111 100111 110101 010101 100111 1111010 111101 001111 100101 0100101 111001 01110 11010010 101 0101010 110001 110101 010101 100101 110101 100101 100111 110011 1100101 1001101 10101 100111 101111 1001 111 10101 1100011 101101 101101 010101 010101 10100 110111 1101 10011 111 111001 010101 00101 0101010 10101
  • Amount of stanzas: 12
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 151
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 72
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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; of is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, of are repeated.

    The author used the same word they 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 mistletoe is repeated).

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

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  • summary of Tegner's Drapa;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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