This is an analysis of the poem Paa Spidsen Af St. Gottard that begins with:

Støvet tav; og det sidste, det svageste Lisplen af Bækken
Tabte sig under min Fod....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXX 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: 111111101011 111011 1001011001110010 101011010 1011 10101101111111 11101 10111101100101 1011010010 101 101110101011 1110001 1111101110010 1011010010 1001
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 197
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word hellig is repeated.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase tier connects the lines.

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

  • summary of Paa Spidsen Af St. Gottard;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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