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

Min Reisetid sig nærmer nu sin Ende,
Den er forbi den alt for korte Lyst,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXXXXXX XXXXXXbX aXaXXXXX XXbXXXXX XaXXXaXX XXXXXXXX XXXXXXaX XXXaXbXX XXXXXXXX XXXXXXXX XXXXXXbb XXXcXcXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110011111 101011111 10111111101 1101111101 1111111101 11101111 1111001 111111100 1101001111 11010011 1111111111 100111101 1111111 111011110 111110110 111111110 001110111 111011001 1101101 110101101 110001101 110111101 111100100 110011010 11011001100 111110101 100010110 11101001 11111111000 111111101 11011100010 11111100110 1110111111 1110101101 10111011 110111100 1101110010 110101111 1101110001 11101001 1111111 111110100 111011111 101011110 11011111 111001100 10110111111 1101111111 110111111 111000111 110101111 1101110111 1111011101 11101110 101101011 111110111 110101111 111110111 11011101110 11011101 1111101100 11011101110 111111111 111111111 11111110 111001110 111111010 111111010 1111111101100 111111111 1111111 111010001 101111110 11111101 10111111100 111101111 10011011110 1101110110 111111111 111111111 1101101101 0101111011 110101101 11111010 11010101 110111100 1011111110 0111110110 1011110101 111101001 1011110111 111111111 01010111 11011111 10111100110 1101111111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 12
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 311
  • Average number of words per stanza: 62
  • Amount of lines: 96
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; jeg, mig, en, i, ved, min, den, det, og, er are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words jeg, den, og, det are repeated.

    The author used the same word og at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines lger, ngsel, der are repeated).

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

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