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

Was weilst du einsam an dem Himmel,
O schöner Stern? und bist so mild;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXaXX XXXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110101110 1111111 1010110100 1111101 111111 111101111 110011010 101111 11111000 0110001 1111101 111110
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 202
  • Average number of words per stanza: 39
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; liebe is repeated.

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

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in it:

  • summary of Abendstern;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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