This is an analysis of the poem Fänrik Stål that begins with:

Till flydda tider återgår
Min tanke än så gärna,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaXXX bbbXcX bXXXXX XXcXXd XXdbXX XXXXEe dXdXbX dXXXXf gXXXgX XXXXXX cXXXXf gXXXEe XXXXXd bXbXXX XbXXfX XXXXXg bXXXhh iXiXdd XXXXXX XXXXXX cXXbaX XXXbXX jXjXaX cXXXXX fXXXgg XXXXee XXXXgX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110101 11111 1101101 1111 111111 110101 1111011 101101 111101 1101110 11111111 11110111 11111110 1111010 11101100 1100100 110111 1111111 111101 11100 1111111 1111110 1111101 1110001 11111111 111100 11111110 1111110 1101011 1110011 1111101 11111 11111111 110101 11111111 11111101 1111101 11110 11111111 1111010 1001111 1111101 11111111 1100100 1101110 1111010 11011 11010101 11110101 1101010 11111111 1111110 1111111 11110110 11110110 1111010 1111110 111110 11101111 1110101 1110111 111111 1111111 11111 111111 1111111 11111111 111110 1101010 1111110 11111111 1111111 1111111 1111110 11011111 1111110 1111011 1110111 1111111 111110 1111111 1101010 11101111 110101 11111111 11110 11111111 1100100 111111010 11111 1111111 111110 11111111 110100 1111111 1101011 11011101 1111010 1110100 011110 1111111 11011111 1110101 1111010 1111111 1101110 11111101 11111101 111110 11111 111101 110111 11101 111111 11110111 110101 11111101 11111 111111101 11111101 11011111 11111 11110101 11111 1111111 1011111 1111101 11110 1110111 1111110 1111110 11111111 111111 1110 110011101 111110 11111101 1111111 1111101 111010 11011100 11011110 1101111 1111011 11101111 110110 1101011 1111010 111111 1111101 11110101 111111 111111 11101 11101111 11101111 0111111 1101010 1111101 111010 0101101 11110100
  • Amount of stanzas: 27
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 175
  • Average number of words per stanza: 41
  • Amount of lines: 162
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (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; d, r, och, var, jag, sin, hans, f, s, h, om, han, vi are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words och, hans, jag, om, vi are repeated.

    The author used the same word jag 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 g, d, l are repeated).

    The poet repeated the same word ' at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase jag connects the lines.

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

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