This is an analysis of the poem Ein Schmetterling that begins with:

Es irrt durch schwanke Wasserhügel
Im weiten, windbewegten Meer...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXa XXXX XXXX XXXX XbXb XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111100 110100010 1100111101 1100110 1111010 1100110 1101010 11111100 1100110 1111010 11101000 11000100 1111111 1111110 1110111 11010101 110111100 1110001 110101100 1111111 110111010 1110010 11101100 111011 1101100 111100011 1101100 11010010 111101110 1110010 100111000 1011001 01011111 1001111100 01100011 1101100 11111000 1001101 111111000 1011100
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 132
  • Average number of words per stanza: 22
  • Amount of lines: 40
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; du is repeated.

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

  • summary of Ein Schmetterling;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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