This is an analysis of the poem Til Arbejdernes Læseselskab that begins with:

Om Danmarks Strande render den blanke Bølgesnor;
men ingen Bølger glimter, hvor Arbejdshæren bor;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaX bbXX ccXX XXaa XXXX XXbX XXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101101110 11011011001 11110110111 1111111101111 11111011001 011110111101 111110110100 011101111 11110111111 100110111101 1000010111000 1101111111 1111110110111 1100110110111 11100111101 111110110111 111111110100 001111110100 1100010100111 111110111001 111110111100 11110111111 111101111101 1101110110100 1111010110111 1111100110001 11011111011 110011110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 193
  • Average number of words per stanza: 39
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 47 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; og, i, rk are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines rk is repeated).

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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