This is an analysis of the poem Clara Og Hendes Søster that begins with:

Men Clara! hvorfor rødmer du ved Berlings Avis?
Den er jo dog ellers anstændig....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110101011010 10111010 111101010111 101111100 1110111101 110111111 111011101 1111111 11110000110 11011111 11001011011 110110010 1110111101 110111111 111011101 11111 11110000101 11011001 11111111010 10110011 11110010011 111101 110110111 1100111 110101010110 1101111 110111111011 11111111 1111110010001 01110101 1110111101 11000011
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 304
  • Average number of words per stanza: 64
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • 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; er, l, d, jeg, du are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word ak 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 Clara Og Hendes Søster;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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