This is an analysis of the poem Daar Is Geen Dood that begins with:

Daar is geen dood.
Wat lewe heet, is net die op en neer...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaXa XXXXX XXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 1011 111011111 111111111 111110110 111001111 1011 111111111 1011110110 1111110010 1101111001 1011 111001111 1110111111 1011001110 10110101100
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 179
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (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; en, ons are repeated.

    The author used the same word daar 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 dood is repeated).

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  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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