This is an analysis of the poem Undertiden Gaar Éns Liv I Staa that begins with:

Undertiden gaar éns Liv i Staa,
intet lykkes ... Natten falder paa....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XX XX XX XX XX XX XX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,2,2,2,2,2,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with trochaic tetrameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 100011111 101010101 11110101 111110111 101010101 10110010 100011100 10101111 101001101 10101111 101011111 1001101 11111011 101110100
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 68
  • Average number of words per stanza: 13
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines st is repeated).

    The poet repeated the same word st at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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  • summary of Undertiden Gaar Éns Liv I Staa;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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