This is an analysis of the poem Die Os that begins with:
Hoe rustig stap hy aan
die edel jukgediert!...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: XXXXX XXXXX XXXXX XaXaX XXXXX XXXXX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,5,5,
- Closest metre: iambic trimeter
- Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 110111 110100 110111 110110 110100 110111 110100 1111 111111 10111 111101 11100 11001 11100 11001 111101 11001 111100 111011 110011 111101 11100 111111 11111 111100 111101 111100 111100 101111 10111
- Amount of stanzas: 6
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 117
- Average number of words per stanza: 21
- Amount of lines: 30
- Average number of symbols per line: 23 (strings are less long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 4
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; en, die are repeated.
The author used the same word hoe at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
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