This is an analysis of the poem Amsterdam, September 1939 that begins with:

Vir Ernst

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bX XX XX XX XX XX aXXbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,2,2,2,2,2,2,5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11 11111111101 110111001111 111111111 11010111111101 111111011110 110111011111 1010011011100 11110110110111 11111100101100 11111111111 101111111111 1110010111011 1111010011111 100111110111111 1111011010111 111111111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 95
  • Average number of words per stanza: 19
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 48 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; die, en, n, ons are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words die, ons, en are repeated.

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

  • summary of Amsterdam, September 1939;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!