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

Zum Donaustrom, zur Kaiserstadt
Geh' ich in Bangigkeit;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaX XXXX XXXX aXXX
  • 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: 11001100 110100 1111011 100111 1110100 11110111 1110101 11101 111110 10011 11011100 11011 111111 11111 11110101 11010
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 114
  • Average number of words per stanza: 20
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Rückweg;
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