This is an analysis of the poem Naar Hele Sit Levnet Man Nøie Beseer that begins with:

Naar hele sit Levnet Man nøie beseer,
er Livet en Dands, og slet ingen Ting meer....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabXbb bXXXXX cccXXa XXXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111101110 010111110110 1000111111 111111011 111111101 10111101011 11110111 1111011011 111101111 1111011011 1101101110 1101001101 1101111111 11101101 1101101111 1101111110 1101101110 1111100010 0111011001 11111001 11011100011 111111110 11111101 0101001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 244
  • Average number of words per stanza: 50
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • 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; saa, o, skj, de are repeated.

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

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

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase her connects the lines.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Naar Hele Sit Levnet Man Nøie Beseer;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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