This is an analysis of the poem Jeg Tænkte At Træde I Kirken Ind that begins with:

Jeg tænkte at træde i Kirken ind,
Hvor Sjælemesser blev sunget,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

The information we provided is prepared by means of a special computer program. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay.

  • Rhyme scheme: XXXX XXaX XXXX XXXX XXaX aXaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111101 1100110 110101101 11000110 111110101 111111 1111011 11100101 1111111011 111111 111111111 1101010 11101101 110110 11100111 11011111 11011101 10111100 11011011011 111110010 11111111 100111 11111101 111110010
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 138
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • 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; de, l, i, og are repeated.

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

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

  • summary of Jeg Tænkte At Træde I Kirken Ind;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

More information about poems by Holger Drachmann