This is an analysis of the poem Skilsmissen that begins with:

Snart hæves jeg til Lysets Sæde;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXXX aXXXX abXXa aXb aXX aX ab aXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,3,3,2,2,3,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 1111101 110111 1101111 1101111 1 111111 11111111 1011111 11011010 1 1101101101 1111111 1111011101 110111 1 111111 11010111 1 111110 1101111 1 11111110 1 11011101 1 11010101 1111111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 83
  • Average number of words per stanza: 18
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 23 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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; de, meer, o, d are repeated.

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

    The poet repeated the same word d at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

  • summary of Skilsmissen;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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