This is an analysis of the poem Herligt, En Sommernat that begins with:

Herligt, en Sommernat
Drage til Elverkrat,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXXX aaXXXX XXXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101100 11100 111011 10110 11100 1011111 1111 1111 11111 11101 111101 111111 11111 111011 111011 110111 11110 111110
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 143
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 23 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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.

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

  • summary of Herligt, En Sommernat;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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