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

Festlig bredte sig Faklernes Glands fra kneisende Høisal
I den dæmrende Nat, da Ikarios, Høvding i Sparta,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXbXXXX bXbXXXXXXcXXXXcXXXXXX XXXXXbX XXXXdX XXXEXX XXaXXXX beaXXXEXXX XXXX XXeXXXXXXXXXXXXbXXXXXXeXXX XXX XXXXXXXXX XXX XX XXXXX XeXXXX bX XXXXXaXdX bXbXXXXXXXX XXXXcXXXX XXdXXX XaXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,21,7,6,6,7,10,4,26,3,9,3,2,5,6,2,9,11,9,6,5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011100111010 111111001110 11101110010 100011011100100 1010111111010 101100111011010 1011100111011 1101001010101 11101111100010 1111100011 101101110100100 1110011111111 1111101101110 1010101111110 101001100111110 1100111100110 1111011010001 11111100110 10111111110010 111111101010 111111100110010 1011011110011110 111010100010 1110111101110 1100111011100 1011011001101 10001111101 10010111111110 1011111010010 1010011101111 11011011010 10011111110 10011111001110 1101000100110 1010111111100100 111111101111011 10100111100010 10111101111110 11111011111010 111101111000010 11101111011011 101111111001010 10011101010 1011001111110 110010111111 11001111111010 10100011001100 1011111110100010 111000111011 11101111111100 111001111110 11001101111 11001011001 101111011110 10110011111010 110011110100100 10000111110110 1010001100010 11001101111 11001101100100 110010111111 11001111111010 1100110111111 11001110100010 1101111101001 111111101000 11101101111 10101111110010 11101110010110 110001111111010 1100011011111 1100110111110 1001010110110 1110101011101 1101001010000010 111101101010 110011111101 111111101111 1111010101110 11101111001110 11101101011010 11110111010 101001110011 1111111110 10101110110100 111101011111 011101111011010 10101111110110 1111111101110 1011110011 1111101101010 10110011111110 111111110001 11111011111010 10111111111010 10010100111111 1110101001111 110110111010 1010011111110 11101110110 1010000101110 111011111010110 11101111001 110111001110110 1010011111000 101111010111110 101100110101111 10010100111111 11101101001111 110110111010 1010011111110 11101110110 01101000110100 11111011110010 10110110011111 1011111110111010 11111011111101 101011110110 111111111110011 101101111110010 1101111101110 101111111011010 10101011010001 10010010111110100 1011111011011 101101101111 10110111111110 11010011101111 110110111001 111111111110 11111111100010 1111111010001 111001111111 111111111010 101010011100100 1100110100111 11111111110100 101110001110 10011110110110 1101101011010 101010001111001 10111111111110 10010111110010 111100100110010 11101101110010 1001001111001111 111111110101111 1010111111010 10111000111001 10110101110010 11011011011 101001111001 1100000111110 1110111001010 101001111001 10111110110100 1111111100011 101111110110010 1010111111101 100111111111010 11011101100010 111011011111010 1111000111101 1011111001010 1011001111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 21
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 431
  • Average number of words per stanza: 79
  • Amount of lines: 165
  • Average number of symbols per line: 54 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, den, de, han, dem, hun, hvor, med, h, at, ei, jeg, du, for, og, det, r are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words tidt, der, ei, hvor are repeated.

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  • summary of Sløret;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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