This is an analysis of the poem Auf Der Donau that begins with:

Auf der Wellen Spiegel schwimmt der Kahn,
Alte Burgen ragen himmelan,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXX 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: 111010111 11010100 10010100 111110111 11101101 11111111 11111110100 10111010 1001101 1101110 11101111 101110100
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 145
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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