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

Læg dit Hoved i mit Skød, -
nu gaar Solen ned!...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXX XaXX XbXb XaXa XXXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111011111 11101 11110101 11100 111011111 1111 101110 111111 1110111 11101 1110101 10111 1111100 111111 1100111 1111111 111101 11101 1110101 1111
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 103
  • Average number of words per stanza: 21
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 25 (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; og is repeated.

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

    The author used the same word l at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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