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

Fløjtetoner elskovsømme, bløde,
Naae mit Hjerte....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 32,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100101 11111 11100011 011 10010110 1010 11111010 1010 1101101 111 11111101 001 011101101 100 11111101 110 0111010 11 10111011 101 111110111 111 10011111 111 11111111 111 1111011 011 11111 11 10101100 111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 793
  • Average number of words per stanza: 165
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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 speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

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

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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