This is an analysis of the poem Hvad Er Min Lefve-Tiid that begins with:

Hvad er min Lefve-tiid,
Hvad er min aar og alder?...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXXXXXX XXXXXbab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10111 1011110 0111010 11111 1111111 011111 100101 1111 001100 11111010 1111110 010111 111111110 110101 1110110 11011
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 209
  • Average number of words per stanza: 41
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 25 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; mig is repeated.

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

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  • summary of Hvad Er Min Lefve-Tiid;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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