This is an analysis of the poem En Skole that begins with:

Livet er en Skole, som Alle søge maae,
Læreriig tilvisse, men stræng at gjennemgaae....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXX XXXX XXXaXX XaXXXX XX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,6,6,2,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100111111 101011110 11000111110 11111110101 10111110001 1011011111 1011001111 1111011111 1001000010110 1111010110110 1110111101 110111010111 110110111001 110101111111 110010110001 11010111011 1101010111001 11100011110 1110110111 1101001011 1101110010101 1111001101100
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 205
  • Average number of words per stanza: 40
  • Amount of lines: 22
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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; han, og, du are repeated.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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