This is an analysis of the poem Mener Du, At Den Har Lykken Fat, that begins with:

Mener du, at den har lykken fat,
som i sin Haand holder snese Rigers Tømmer? ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaXXXbXXXXX aXaXXXbXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXbXXXXXX cXcXXXXXXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,12,12,12,12,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100111101 1111101101 101110111 111101111 111000 10110 11111 11111 111111110 110011111 10101101 111101011 11111001 1101110011 011001011 1100111001 11000 11000 10101 1011 111111110 110011111 10101101 111101011 101001101 1101110100 111110111 1111111000 11101 10111 11101 110111 111111110 110011111 10101101 111101011 111011101 111110110 1010111111 1111011100 11101 11111 11110 10111 111111110 110011111 10101101 111101011 11101011 1111110101 1111011 11110110 1111 11111 11111 10111 111111110 110011111 10101101 111101011
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 394
  • Average number of words per stanza: 78
  • Amount of lines: 60
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (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; og is repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines re is repeated).

    The poet repeated the same word mme at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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  • summary of Mener Du, At Den Har Lykken Fat,;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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