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

Fra Tordenskyen synker Solen rød,
Og ruller flammende paa brune Hede;...

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXabcbXXXXXdXdXXXXXeXXX XXeXXXXXXXbX XcXccXXXXXXXXXXXfXXX ccXXXXaX XcgXhXXX XXXaXXXX aXXXXXXXXcXXaXaX XXXXXiXXXXXXXXXXcXXXXXXX XXXXXXjXhXXXjXXXXXXc XXXXXXXcXXiXfXXXiXXXeXeXeXeX XiaiXXiXdXdXXXXcaXiXX XaXXcacXXXXXiXiXXaX kXkXXXXXXXgXXXkXeXXXXXXXhXXXXXXXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 24,12,20,8,8,8,16,24,20,28,21,19,36,28,20,16,20,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110010101 11010111 1111111 11011101 111010111 111111010 110101111 110110110 110011111 011101100 0111110 111101110 110001011 100101101 1101011101 1111100101 101111100 11101100 11111111 11111101 1111111 110111100 1100110110 11111001 10111011 11111110 11001111 11011100 111101111 111111110 1101011100 11110001010 11111011 100101110 1111110101 011110010 11101110 110111110 100011100 111101110 101111100 100111010 1110110 1111111 110100111 1111110 0111100011 110110110 0110111 10111100 1101111101 110010111 11010111 1111011111 11111111 111011111 1011110100 11111110 001111110 11111111010 1111101101 111111110 11111011 0111101100 11101100 101010110 10010101 1100110110 1110111 11111100 11100101 1111101100 11011111 01110111 01110101 11110111 0011110111 11101011 111000111 110101011 111111011 1111111 1111000100 0111110 11101111 111101100 10001001 110111000 111010101 1111110110 100001101 1110001100 10110001 10010111110 110111101 1100011010 011111011 1111110 1011111 111111010 0111111 1101011110 01111110 1100011110 1011110101 11111001 11111100 1100110001 1101110101 11011101 1101011101 110101011 1101110110 11111010 1100011101 110111011100 111110101 1001101010 111111 111111110 11111111 101110101 111010101 11101011 11011111 11110110000 111110011 111111110 1111011111 11101101110 110101110 1101111000 1100111101 11011111100 110001111 11111011110 110101101 1111111110 111111101 1110111010 11110110 10010111 110111011 1101110001 11011011 111111100 11111111 111101110 111010110 1110111 1111010101 1111010110 110011001 111011110 111011111 11110101 111010101 11111110 110111110 1111110 110001011 111011111 111001001 11110111 11110111 110110111 110110101 110101111 101110100 0100011110 1110011111 10010101110 10001111 11011111100 10011101 1100011101 101101111 11101100110 1110011 10011101110 110101111 1101010010 11101101 11011100010 1101111001 111110111 10101001 1001110001 111001011 110111101 11011111 1101100101 1101011001 110110010 110111101 101101010 110111100 11100101 1111010111 110101111 1010111 11101001 11111001 101111111 1010011 1111110101 11001111 110011110 011101101 110111110 101111011 010010100 1101110 110101110 01010110 110111010 11111000 11111011 1111011 110111001 1111101 010100110 110101101 10111101110 11010101 11011011 111110001 110101011 0100011001 10111011 110111101 11111011 11001101 110111101 1101011101 111101111 100110010 1101110010 111001101 11110010100 111011001 110111011 1100110100 111011001 111010101 10011010 11011011 1101110100 1101100101 1111100110 110110010 11010101010 111110110 111111101 1011101111 001111011 111111101 11011001 110011111 10111111 111101011 111111100 1011010101 11101110 111101011 111010010 110111111 110110110 1001001100 11110110 1110011101 111001100 110111111 1101111010 111111001 111110110 100010111 1110101 111010111 11111011 111111101 11010111 110110101 1111011001 1101110101 1101000111 110111011 1001110001 1011011101 1111110101 1101011101 1101010001 1011001101 11110100100 111110111 111111100 101101111 010111100 1011110110 10011111010 111000111 11110111 11101110 1111111 11111111 0110011100 111111011 111101010 111111001 110001101 111101101 111111101 11111111 0011111011 1111010111 011011101 11111111 10101100010 1111101 1101011010 111110011 1111001010 11111111 111001111110 11101111 01111110 110110110 11011011010
  • Amount of stanzas: 17
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 736
  • Average number of words per stanza: 142
  • Amount of lines: 328
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; de, den, og, i, som, du, d, min, f, er, syng, for, hvis, det, derfor, jeg, sidste, din, kun, skal are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words de, og, lad, hvis, du, giv, syng, da, en, blandt, som, men, den, hvor, din, naar are repeated.

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

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

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