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

I det vældige Rum, hvori Kloderne svæver,
hvor de drager som Flager af Mulm og af Lys,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXX XaXa bcbc Xddd XcXc XeXX XXXX XdXd XXXb XfXf XbXX XXXe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111110101 101011011111 101001001011 101001111001 111001001111 111110101 111010110011 101101001 1111111111 11101111001 1111111011 11111111001 1111111010 111110111 101011111 111011111101 011111111 1110111101 11001101111 1111111101 1110110110010 10100111001 11111011010 11111101101 01111110101 1111101101 01101111101 111011011 0110111111111 1010111111 01101110101 11101111101 1111111101 1111111001 11101111101 1111111001 011111110010 1110111101 111110010 111001101001 11111111 1010111110 1111011110001 111010011101 11011111001 101101011 11110111101 111111111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 12
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 181
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 48
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; og, jeg, har, i, du, den, l, min, r are repeated.

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

    The author used the same words i, du at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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