This is an analysis of the poem An Die Tadler that begins with:

Ihr schmäht, Ihr seht mich Eure Zeichen tragen,
Und dennoch sey ich Keiner von den Euern!...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXX XXXX XXX XXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,3,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with trochaic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1111111010 1101110111 1111111110 11011101100 11111101010 111111110 1100111011 1110011110 1110111110 111111110 111111101110 10111111010 110111011 1111011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 162
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • 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; ich, nicht are repeated.

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  • summary of An Die Tadler;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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