This is an analysis of the poem Der Entsühnte Orest that begins with:

Zu meinen Füßen brichst du dich,
O heimatliches Meer,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXa XbXb XcXc XXaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101101 1100010 11011010 11111 101111 110101 1110101 110101 1111000101 1111 1111101 101101 01011100 1011 111111 11011
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 113
  • Average number of words per stanza: 20
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

  • summary of Der Entsühnte Orest;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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