This is an analysis of the poem Jeg Øver Ikke En Daad that begins with:

Jeg øver ikke en Daad,
som morer mig selv især...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXX Xaa baX XcX XXX XXX XXd XXc XXd XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX bXX XXX XXX XXX XaX XXX XXX XXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111 110111 110010 100111 111111 111011 1101010 1101111 10011000 11011011 1111111 110110 1101111 101110 11011110 1110111 11110010 10110 110011 11111011 1100110 1011010 11100 111110 010111100 11111010 11011010 1101111 0101101 0111 0101010 110111 11011010 1101110 111001 1101110 011110 11111011 1101110 1100100 10010100 11101010 110100110 110111 11100010 01111110 11100110 110010 111110110 1111001 110111 1100110 10111000 1111010 1111101 1111010 11111000 1101011 1111001 111111 11100 11111111 1111011 111110 11001100 0011110 1111111 1110110 11111110 111110 1100100 101100100
  • Amount of stanzas: 24
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 85
  • Average number of words per stanza: 17
  • Amount of lines: 72
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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; de, han are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words en, de are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines r, de are repeated).

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