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

Og derfor tændtes den koglende Sol:
for Isen laa spændt fra Ækvator til Pol....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabb ccXX XXdd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 11011101 1101111011 110101111 111101111 1101101101 1101111111 1101101111 1010101011 10101110001 1111111101 11011111011 111111011
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 162
  • Average number of words per stanza: 34
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Høstsol;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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