This is an analysis of the poem Den 28de Mai 1839 that begins with:

Nu først en Skaal for Førstemand
I Danmark dejlig vænge,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXaXXX XXXXXXXX XaaXbXbX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111110 110101 111110 10111 01111 11111 11011111 1110 1101111 1111010 11110111 110100 1110101 1101010 1100011 1100100 1111110 11110 1110101 111010 111011 111101 1111101 11110
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 237
  • Average number of words per stanza: 44
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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; f is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words til, det 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.

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  • history of its creation;
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