This is an analysis of the poem Samsons Død that begins with:

Samson var Træl i Filisternes Land,
Var en plaget Mand:...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXbXbaXXXbXX XXXXXCXaXXdXd eefXfXfXXXXXX bXXXXCXXXXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 13,13,13,13,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011110001 11101 111111 1111 11101 1101 10111111 1011110 111 1011 111 1111 1111100100 101101111 10111 110110 1101 11110 1101 1011101 1111111 110 1110 1111 1111 1101110101 10110110 1111 111110 1111 101110 1111 10101100 100111111 11000 10110 1111 11110 1111110001 101101101 10111 110110 111 1110110 111 10100110 1011101 1101 101 111 11111 01111111 101101111 1111 111110 1111 101110 1111 10011101 10110101 101 1010 1111 10111 110111001
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 333
  • Average number of words per stanza: 65
  • Amount of lines: 68
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (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.

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  • summary of Samsons Død;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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