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

Farvel, farvel, mit Fædreland
Farvel! nu maae vi skilles,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXabXXXX XXXXXXXX XbXXXbXX XaXXaXXX XXXXXXXX XXXXXXXX XXXXXXXX XXXXXXXX XXaXXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101011110 1011110 1111111 110101111 111010 10111111 11111111 1011110 11111111 11111 11111111 11111111 1111 1101010111 1101111 1101 1111111 11111 1011110 111101110 110111 0111111111 11011111 111111 11011101 11111 1111111 111101011 1111 101011101 11011011 111000 1011010 11111111 110110 111101101 01110 110111101 11111010 11111 1111100 111111 1110111 111011101 11111 111111111 11111101 111101 111011 10111 1111111 110011111 11011 111111111 1111101 110111 1101110 111111 11111101 111011110 101111 11111111 11111101 11111 101111110 1011110 111111 1100101111 1111010 111110101 111110101 1011110
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 251
  • Average number of words per stanza: 53
  • Amount of lines: 72
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; farvel, i, jeg, d, og, n are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words farvel, da, og, at, hvor are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines d, n are repeated).

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

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