This is an analysis of the poem Mildt, Som Aftenstjernen, Smile that begins with:

Mildt, som Aftenstjernen, smile
sande Glæder til os ned!...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1110001 11111 01101 11101 111101 110100 111010 11101 101110 1100100 1010111 111110 1110010 1010111 010101 1110111 110011 1001011 101101 111101 0111010 11111 1101010 11100
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 213
  • Average number of words per stanza: 39
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 26 (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 author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; du is repeated.

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

  • summary of Mildt, Som Aftenstjernen, Smile;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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