This is an analysis of the poem 1884 that begins with:

Det var det Aar, som Slottet om Høsten var brændt
og vort Senat til Pulterkamret flyttet,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXX XaXX baba XXXX XXXa XaXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111101111 11101100010 11111111111 10011001000 110011011111 1101110110 1111111111 110111100 11010111111 1110111010 1111110110101 1111011110 1100110010110 1111101100 11011111001 111110110 1011111111 1111111000 1111111111 1111100010 0110111111 11111110 11011110111 1111111110
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 174
  • Average number of words per stanza: 36
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; det, og, en, d are repeated.

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

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  • summary of 1884;
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  • history of its creation;
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