This is an analysis of the poem Til Jens Baggesen that begins with:

Hil, Ven Baggesen, Dig, der, som Ulysses, vidt
Omstormt, skued din Tids Sæder og Folkefærd,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXX XXXX XaXX XXXX XbXX XaXX XXXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111001110101 101111110 111011010 1101110 11101100100 10100111101 111011111 1110010 11111111100 1111110101 111111100 110011 10111110111 110110101 1111110101 1110111 1011111110 100011101100 11001100101 1000110 10111111100 11011101101 1100110110 11111001 11000100110 10111011100 11001101101 111011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 168
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • 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, og are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Til Jens Baggesen;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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