This is an analysis of the poem An Die Freunde that begins with:

Im Wald, im Wald da grabt mich ein,
Ganz stille, ohne Kreuz und Stein;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXX XXXX XXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111111 111111 111110 1100100 111111 1101011 1111011 1111101 111111 1101100 11111101 11100010
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 130
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of An Die Freunde;
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  • history of its creation.

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