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

Fredrik
Sadl op min Hest og træk den frem!...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaXa XaXa XXXb XXXX XcXc XXXX XXaX XbXX dXdX XaXa XXXdX XXXX eXXXX XX eXXXX XXX eXX XfXfX XXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,5,4,5,2,5,3,3,5,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10 11111111 1111101 11011011111 111111 10101111 01101 1111011 111111111 01110101 11111 0111011 111111111 011011011 11011101 010111100 11111001 111001010110 1101011010 11111110 10111110 1101010100 01101011 1101111100 110111 111111101 10111 11111111 111101 1101111111 101111 1111111 11101 01111011 101101 11101111 111111110 110101110010 1111111 10101010 111011 10 1001111 1111111 111111 111001 11011111 011110 1111000 111111 01 101011101 111111 101100110 111001 10 1001 01 1110 1110110 1111111101 11110110 10 1011010 1010100 01 111111001 1111100 10 1101111 1101101 11010111 1111011 111101011010 101111010 11001110 10100110
  • Amount of stanzas: 19
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 121
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 84
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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; lad, mig, har, du, vi, er are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words naar, jeg, end are repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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