This is an analysis of the poem The Happiest Land. (From The German) that begins with:

There sat one day in quiet,
By an alehouse on the Rhine,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcb Xded ddbd fXbX Xbdb fdcd bcfc abeb Xddd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111010 1111101 1111010 110101 01110111 010101 11111111 111111 1101010 010101 11111101 110101 11010011 100101 01011101 10111010 11101010 110101 111101011 1110101 01011101 000101 11111010 110101 111110110 0101001 110100101 0010001 1010101 1010101 10101010 1010111 1101110 1010101 11111101 1101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 112
  • Average number of words per stanza: 21
  • Amount of lines: 37
  • 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; blows, and are repeated.

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

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  • summary of The Happiest Land. (From The German);
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

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