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

Der Knabe seufzt über's grüne Meer,
Vom fernenden Ufer kam er her,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXXXX XXXXXX XXXXXX bXbXXX ccXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111110 110010100 011110 1101111101 10110101 1100110 11010001 1100111 111110 110111101 11110101 1111010100 11111111110 11101111100 110000010 1110111111 11011110 1011100 1111110111 110111100 111110110 1100111001 1100101 11011100 11011011001 1101001101 11110110 10111100 10110111 0111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 219
  • Average number of words per stanza: 40
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; die, ich are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines ck is repeated).

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

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