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

Schon verrauscht der Tag, und des Abends sanftere Seele
Fließt wie süße Musik sänftigend uns in die Brust....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 20,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110111110101 111110101011 110111111100 101111101110 11111110111110 1110001101101 101011101111 111001111001 1010111111010110 111001100101 101100001101111011 1110001111101 11111010110111 1111111111111011 111100111011 111111111010 11011110010100 11111111111010 1111111010110 11101011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1129
  • Average number of words per stanza: 196
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 56 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; blume, die are repeated.

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

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  • summary of An Mathilde;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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