This is an analysis of the poem The Shepherd's Sabbath Song that begins with:

Schäfers Sonntagslied
Ich bin so hold den sanften Tagen,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X XXXabXXXabXXXC X bbccddccccC
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,14,1,11,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1100 111111010 111111 11101101 111001 11111 1001110 1111001 1101100 11001111 110111 0111110 1111011 111111 000101 010101 00111101 11110111 101101 101101 111101101 010010111 010101 011101 11110001 011100011 000101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 194
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 27
  • 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:

    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.

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

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  • summary of The Shepherd's Sabbath Song;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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