This is an analysis of the poem An Einen Tyrannen that begins with:

Tyrann! des Blutes, welches in Schlachten du
Vergossen kalt, das rauschte vom Henkerbeil,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXX XXXX XXXX aaXX XXXX XXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10110100100 1001111100 110101100 1111111011 11011100101 110100100100 10010110 1111001110 1011010111 10011100 11000111 10111101110 1001101001 11001100001 10111000 11101010 111101011 100101001 11001100 101001010 111100001 11000011111 11011110 1000111
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 156
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; die, in are repeated.

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

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  • summary of An Einen Tyrannen;
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  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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