This is an analysis of the poem Der Schmied (The Smith) that begins with:

Ich hör' meinen Schatz,
Den Hammer er schwinget, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXXXabXXXXX X XcXacXaXXbXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,1,12,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11101 110010 110110 11011 11000 11011 11010 110110 11110 11110 110100 11011 01 11111 01011 11011 110100010 10101 1111 10110 1111 10111 01011 0111 111011
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 193
  • Average number of words per stanza: 34
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 21 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; das, that are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words das, die, that, the are repeated.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Der Schmied (The Smith);
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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