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

Lær mig at blive en Mand,
Haardt prøvede Hav!...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,9,9,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111111 111 11010111 10111 1111011 1101111 1111110 101111 111111 11111010 111101010 1111001010 11011011011 11111110 110101101 111111111 11010011010 10111110110 111111 1001 111011 10111 1111011 1111011 100101 110101 111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 276
  • Average number of words per stanza: 57
  • Amount of lines: 27
  • 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:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; jeg, og are repeated.

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

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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