This is an analysis of the poem Hos Gud, Før Verdens Grund Blev Lagt that begins with:

Hos Gud, før Verdens Grund blev lagt,
I Lys og Herlighed og Magt...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110111 11110011 110100 11011111 11111111 11111 11101 11 0100 10101010 10101101 1110111 110111 11111111 1111101 110101 10100100 1010 1010 10001010 1111001 01100100 111100 10010111 11110101 1101100 1010111 101 110 10101110
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 279
  • Average number of words per stanza: 51
  • Amount of lines: 31
  • Average number of symbols per line: 26 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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; f, er, d, din are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words han, den are repeated.

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

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

  • summary of Hos Gud, Før Verdens Grund Blev Lagt;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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