This is an analysis of the poem Natte-Tanker that begins with:

I Nattens fredelige Skygge,
Naar Armod og den trætte Flid,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXX XXXa XXXXXbXX XbXXXXXX XXbXXXXX XXXXXXXX XXXXXXaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,8,8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101001 1101111 111011 111111 1110111 1101111010 11111110 1110011 11100010 110101 11010111 11001101 1111101 10111110 11011110 11010111 11111010 1101100 11111110 1101001 11010111 111100100 111111110 11110111 111101110 11110111 11101010 1110101 10101100 10010111 1110110 111111 1110100 11010 11111011 0100100 110101 11111 110101 11011111 1111010 1100100 111 101011 11101 111 11111 1001
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 210
  • Average number of words per stanza: 39
  • Amount of lines: 48
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many three dots in the poem. Readers should think of the author's idea together with the pensive speaker.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; og, naar, af are repeated.

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

    The author used the same words naar, da 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 Natte-Tanker;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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