This is an analysis of the poem De Mennesker Vide Saalidt, Hvad De Vil that begins with:

De Mennesker vide saalidt, hvad de vil,
den blinde Gudinde den beile de til;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXX XXXX aaXX XXbb ccXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0100110101 11101101 111111101111011011011 111001101 11011011111 1101111011 11111011010 010111011 1101111111 01111111 11001111110 111001111 1111011111 11011011011 1111011011111 11110100 111101110 1101101101 111111011
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 166
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; de, den, sig, min are repeated.

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

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  • summary of De Mennesker Vide Saalidt, Hvad De Vil;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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