This is an analysis of the poem Ebbe Og Harald Klak that begins with:

Der er saa bredt et Land bag Rhin
I Vest paa Franker-Siden,...

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXXXbc XXXXbXX dXXXXXX XXXXXXX XaXXdXX bXXXXXe bXXXfXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXaXX gXgXXXX XXbXfXc XXXXXXh XcXaXXX XXXXXXX iXXXGgX XXXXXXX XbXbXXX bXXXGXe XbXXhhX aXaXXXX bXbXXgX XXXXXXX XXbXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXbXXXX XXXaXXX XeX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10111111 1111010 11111111 1111010 11011111 11111111 1111110 11111111 110100 1111010 11010 11111111 11010101 11111 1101101 111111 111110 110111 11011111 1001101 110101 1011011 110111 10010101 110101 11111100 11111100 111111 11110110 1111010 1111111 111110 1101101 1100110 111111 1111101 111110 11011001 1111110 11110101 1111010 110110 1111111 1101100 11111100 1101110 11011101 11100111 111100 1111100 1111000 111100 1111000 1101100 11001111 111111 11111111 110111 111111 010111 1101111 111111 111110 11111100 11111 111101 111111 111101 1111100 111101 11011100 11101 11111111 111100 11001100 11111111 110011 11111100 11100 11110101 111110 11111101 111111 1101010 11101100 1101100 11110010 1101100 11110111 11111101 111111 1001111 111110 1101111 111111 111111 11001101 11111 11110101 11011 1111100 11011 1111111 11110100 110011 11111111 111101 1111101 111111 11011101 1110100 100010 10001111 11111 11110100 100111 11011111 11011100 11110 11011111 111111 11111011 1111 1111101 11111 11111 11011101 010111 1111110 110110 11011101 11111100 11011 1111101 11111 11110100 111100 11011111 11011111 110111 11011101 11111 1101111 0111 11011101 11011100 11101 11111011 11111 11011111 10011 1101111 11011100 1110 11101100 111100 11011100 110011 01010101 1100011 11001 1101110 110101 11011111 101101 11011101 1101111 111111 10110011 11111 11100001 11111 11110100 11011101 110100 1111011 111101 1111100 110111 1101111 110110 11011 111110 111000 111101 1101000 10011111 1101100 1011010 1101110 11111 1101111 1011 1100110 11011101 110100 1111011 110111 11100111 11110 1101101 111011 1111110 10011001 111101 1111101 10111 11010111 11111 110011
  • Amount of stanzas: 30
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 194
  • Average number of words per stanza: 40
  • Amount of lines: 227
  • Average number of symbols per line: 25 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; han, og, d, det, gik, med, hun, for are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words mon, han, der, halleluja, i, det, og, hun, for, om, som are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines s, d are repeated).

    The poet repeated the same word sige at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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