This is an analysis of the poem Thomas I Gjærdet that begins with:

Nordiske Kolibri! Du som boer -
Ingen veed jo næsten hvor....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaXXXbXXXXXXXXXXcXabXXXXXccddXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 32,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10100011 101111 111011111 101111 11101101 1010111 10110111 111100 110001111 1011110 11101101 0101100 101111110 110111 10110101 1110100 100011100 1110111 110001101 111111 11111011 1011100 11111100 11111 11110101 111100 1101111 101011 11111111 111111 101011111 0101111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 986
  • Average number of words per stanza: 203
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (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 speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word har is repeated.

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  • summary of Thomas I Gjærdet;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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