This is an analysis of the poem Vil Du Den Sande Lykke Finde that begins with:

Vil du den sande Lykke finde,
din Sjel da være Dyden huld!...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXXXXX XaXXXXXX XXXXXXXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101111 1111101 0101110 1101101 111111 111111 1101110 1110111 1101111 11011101 11111111 111111 111111 1011111 1111011 11110111 1111101 11011111 1111111 1110111 1101111 1010011 11110011 10000101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 251
  • Average number of words per stanza: 55
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • 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; paa, ven, som are repeated.

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

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

  • summary of Vil Du Den Sande Lykke Finde;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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