This is an analysis of the poem Arabesk. Til En Haandtegning Af Michel Angelo that begins with:

Tog Bølgen Land?
Tog den Land og sived langsomt,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXXbXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXbXXXcXXXXXXcbXXdXXXXXXbXbX DeXXDXXXXXXaDXXXffXXXdgXd XXDXXhheaXXXgXXXXfXee X XXDX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,33,25,21,1,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111 11111010 1011010 1011110 11101110 11111 10101010 1011101 101100 10110010 1110 1110 1111000 101011 110110101 111111 11110101 11111 11011111 1011111 10111 11011110 11011110 1001011 1001011010 101001010 11111010 1111010 1001001010 101101101 110001 1100011001001 1011110 1010010 1111110 110100 110011001 111111 1011110110 1010101001 100101 1100100 11000011 101011110 101100 1010110 111101 11 101010010 101101 1011010111 11 10011111 1101111101 110101111 1101010111 11011101 1101011 110101011 11 111 1101010110 11111 101 1010101 101011010 1110110 1101011 11011 10110110 1011110 10011 11100100010 1111110 10111111 101111 11111 11 1101 111101010 100111011 1111111 1101 1110 10101010 1010 101 10111111 10111111 111011111 10111111 1010111010 10111110 011111 1110111100 1111111 10111111 111100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 495
  • Average number of words per stanza: 94
  • Amount of lines: 98
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (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; og, din, er, sukket, sorg, d, hvorfor, ej are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words tog, ham, og, henover, fulgt, af, med, rulle, hvorfor are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines duft, v, klang, sorg, liden are repeated).

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  • summary of Arabesk. Til En Haandtegning Af Michel Angelo;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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