This is an analysis of the poem Italia! that begins with:

Jeg hilser Dig atter, Italiens Land,
Dine Bjerge skalver i Solens Brand,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXXXXXXX XXXbbXX aXXXaaaXXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,7,12,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101101001 11101101 11001011 10111101 1011101 111101101 1111 10101 111111 11011111 1111101010 1111111010 11111101 11111101 1111100101 111011 11011010001 11011010111 11011101 11111111 111111111 1111101 11111011 0011011011 0111111 0111 01110100100 001001110
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 321
  • Average number of words per stanza: 63
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; her, skal, der are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word jeg 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 Italia!;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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