This is an analysis of the poem Det Aandelige Børstenbinderlaug that begins with:

Det aandelige Børstenbinderlaug
i en høj Stue paa et Gadehjørne...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 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: 11001000 11111110 101011011 11011 1100101111 11111110 110111000 1110100 11001000 1010101 10111010 1101 11001000 1111110 111111010 11110110 1101011000 111100 11110011001 1011101 01011001011 0100101 1101110110 1101101 11001000 111111 101110001 11001111 001101101 110110100 11110101 11110100
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 144
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • 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; og, en, de, som, det are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word det at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of Det Aandelige Børstenbinderlaug;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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