This is an analysis of the poem Faust. Die Verschreibung that begins with:

In eines Urwalds nie durchdrungner Nacht
Saß Faust auf einem Stamm, bemoost, vermodert;...

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXXXXXXXXaXXXXXbXXcXaXXXXXXXXXXXXdXXXXXXXXXXbXeXXf XXbXXXXXbXX cXcXgXXXXXXXX XXX cXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXaX chhXXfXfX X XXXXXXXXXXcXXXcXXXXXXXXXXXXXiXXXXXXX XcXXXXXXXXeXXX XXXXXXjaaXX cjX XXkXkXXXXcXXXhXXXXXaXXXccgXXXXXaXXa cXXXXXXXXXX XaXXaXehhgXcXXXXXcXXXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 52,11,13,3,7,11,9,1,36,14,11,3,35,11,29,3,7,18,58,4,1,5,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0101011001 11110110100 10011111010 1100001000 111110001 111110111101 110101111111 10101010 11111011 11010001100 100111110 1101001001 110111101 111011100 1110110100 1101010111 111110100 11111111110 11111101010 111110100101 111011101 1010011000 110111110011 111111011 111101110 11000100000 11001011010 1101110010 11110011110 1111010111110 01110100110 0101101100 010100111110 1101011000 10101110 111101101101 110111100 11111111 111111100 011001000 111111111 1111111111 111111110 1100101100 1101011010 010100101110 11101101110 111100100 1001011110 11011101100 110100100 1110010101 111110001000 111110110 111110011110 1111011110 1101101010 1101110110 10111111 10110011100 111101110 11011010110 111011111110 1 1011001 11111101 11110101 01011101 10101110 10110000 10111110 11111101000 1011011101 111101010 110100111 111111001 1 11011010110 111111101100 1 1101111100 111111111110 10111100100 1101111010 111111100 1110111000 1 111101010 11011111101 110111000 110011111 111110010 1111111110 111111010 111111101 101111001 1111100100 1 101110111 110110101 1111100100 11110111111110 11101111 110111010 1111011111 11111111 1010 11110100 111101100 110111000 11011000 111001000 10110010 11110 11111100 1110011110 1111100 1101111 111101111010 1111111101 11011010 1111011 11011110 110101010 11111011 11101100 1100101 11111110 11111001110 1110110101 11111110001 11110010 11111101001100 11110111 11111101000 111111001 11111111110 1111110 1100111110 11010100 111110111 110101100 1111111101 111111001 1111111111 1111011 110001001 1110110010 1101110110 011011100 1011110100 1101010101 11000101000 01111011110 1111010100100 110110110 1111010100 10000 11011100 11111100 110111101 1111110 1101111 1111011 10101101 1011111101 1101111 10011100 1 111111 111011110 10000 11101100 1111111 11111000 1111111 10010110 11101 1111110 10111100 1111011 01111110 11110111010 11110111000 1110111 1101101 1101111110 111111010 1111111 101111111110 1110111 1111100 111110100 1110100 11011101 11110111 11011101 1010111101 11011100 100100110 11011110 1111101 11101101 11110101100 100001100 101110101 1 11100111 11011111 111111010 1111110 111101111110 11110010 11110101 11110110 01000100 11101110 10000 11110101 01111111 11100110 11011111 1111111 11111001010 1110111111 111111111 1111001 111101001 101101 10111110 11011101 11111110 11111111 010101100 1111111 10111110 10101110 1100100 1111111000 1111111101 110111110 110101100 1111111 10111110 1111100 110001000 1 1111011 11111101 10000 110111100 110111100 1111111 11100101 10101010 11010101 1111011110 11111010 1111110110 1111111001 10011000 10011110 11111000 111111100 1101111 10110000 1111110 11111111 1111110100 111101110 111100100 10010101 1011011 1111011 10000 1011110 111011 0111101 11011110 101101110 11111010 11111101 110101100 1110110 1001010 111011100 11110110 1101111110 1111101 10110110 1111011 11001101 11011111 1111011 110101010 110001110 11100100 111100 110111010 110101100 0111111 111111 1110111 010101 11110110 0101111 10111100 111101100 10111010 11011110 1111111 1111101 11011110 111111101101 1101101 11011100 11101010 11111000 1101011 11110111 111111 1111111101 11011100 11111101 10101100 111111 10111111010 110111010 111100 11011101 11110111 11110111 1 1111100 1111101 11001111 110100 1111100 11011101 1111100 101001110 1111101 10000 11111110 11110100
  • Amount of stanzas: 23
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 541
  • Average number of words per stanza: 95
  • Amount of lines: 345
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (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; ihr, in, und, mich, dich, du, ich, auf, mir are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words und, in, die, wie, da, ich, hast, sind are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines rung, r, ren, ngen, belt are repeated).

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