This is an analysis of the poem Gamle Hurtig that begins with:

Aldrig brusto ord vid bivuaken,
Där den gamle Hurtig blott var med;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXabb cXXXXa XXXXdd XbXXXX XXXXeX XXXXbX XXXXXX XbbXeX XXXXbX XeXXXX XXXXXF XXXXXX XXXXaa XXcXXF
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 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: 101011100 101110111 1011111010 101111 11110101 1111111 110111110 111110101 101111010 1100111 101111111 11111011 1111101110 11111111 110101010 111011 11111111 1111111 1110011000 111111111 1011101110 1110110 11101111 11111111 11111010 11111101 1101111 111101 11111101 111001101 1110111010 111010111 11111010 111101 111011101 1101111 11111110 101011101 1110111010 1110110 1111111 11111111 1110101010 111111111 1011111110 1111110 111110111 111110111 111111110 11111101 111111110 101111 11101101 1110110 101111010 111011101 110111000 1110111 111110111 11111111 111111110 1010111 111111110 1111101 101011100 11111101 11011010 1111011 111011110 1011101 11011101 11111 111011101 11110111 11111101 111101 1010010111 1110111 1111111010 111011 1111101110 111001 11011100 11111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 14
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 206
  • Average number of words per stanza: 46
  • Amount of lines: 84
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (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; r, d, var, ng, han are repeated.

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

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

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

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