This is an analysis of the poem Da Jeg Var Syg that begins with:

Naar Nattens Børn sig hæve
Og kue Livets Mod,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXX XaXa XXXa XXXX XbXb aXaX XXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110111 11101 111101 11111 1111110 11111 1101100 11111 10111111 110111 111111 100111 111011 1101101 111110 11101 11011 11111 110111 110111 111101 110001 11111 11111 11110 110111 110101 110001
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 98
  • Average number of words per stanza: 21
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (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; og is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words og, jeg are repeated.

    The author used the same word naar at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

  • summary of Da Jeg Var Syg;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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