This is an analysis of the poem Der Var En Lov I Grækenland that begins with:

Der var en Lov i Grækenland,
der gjør sin Autor største Ære,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXXXX bXbXXX XXXXXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111110 1111011 1101101 1111011 1101100 11101101 11111011 11011110 11011101 11111111 11011101 11111101 1110101 11110111 1111110 111111 111011 1111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 184
  • Average number of words per stanza: 38
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • 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:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; vi is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word der is repeated.

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  • summary of Der Var En Lov I Grækenland;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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