This is an analysis of the poem Flammelille [paa Taa Og Paa Hæl, Paa Hæl Og Paa Taa] that begins with:

Paa Taa og paa Hæl, paa Hæl og paa Taa
vi vandrer i Livets Gader graa....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXX XXXa XbXb cXXX XXcX XXXX XXXa XXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111111111 110110101 1110111101 111111111111 100111100 1111011111 100111111 11111111010 1111111 11110111 110111111 11011111 110011111 111111111 10011111011 111111110 11011011100 1111110111 110101111 11111110 110111011 11111011 11101101 111011011 100111100 11101011111 100111111 11111111010 1111111111 110110101 1101111101 111111111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 156
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; paa, l, h, taa, og, i, et, af, hun, vi are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines l, guld, itu are repeated).

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  • summary of Flammelille [paa Taa Og Paa Hæl, Paa Hæl Og Paa Taa];
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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