This is an analysis of the poem Ek Wou So Graag 'N Liggie Sien that begins with:

Ek wou so graag 'n liggie sien
wanneer ek in my donker huis...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXXX aXbcXb dcXXcX XXdXad
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111011 10101101 11010011 01011110 0101111 10110110 1111011 11000101 111110101 11111010 101111 01010111 1110101 11110010 11001111 01010101 10101101 0100100 11100111 01011101 11110101 11111111 11111111 1110011
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 189
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; die, van are repeated.

    The author used the same word ek at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • history of its creation;
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