This is an analysis of the poem Ek Wou My Ganse Digkuns Waag that begins with:

Ek wou my ganse digkuns waag
om al my hartpyn uit te klaag;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXabX cXcX abXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111101 11110111 10111111 11010110 110111 11011110 11110111 111101010 111100 11111111111 111111110 11111100 1111111011
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 134
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 13
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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; te, my, om are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words om, nee are repeated.

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