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Die, anstatt durch weise Lehren Sich zum Guten zu bekehren,

sfpugh

sfpugh

From 17.3 Max und Mortiz
Die, anstatt durch weise Lehren Sich zum Guten zu bekehren,

Why is Sich caplitalised here? Is it an error?
I googled the Max und Moriz story this comes from and I can see that Sich is the start of a new Line in the original and I guess that new lines start with a capital letter in poetry?
Die, anstatt durch weise Lehren
Sich zum Guten zu bekehren,

Oftmals noch darüber lachten
Und sich heimlich lustig machten -
- Ja, zur Übeltätigkeit,
Ja, dazu ist man bereit!
Julia-Rocket-German-Tutor

Julia-Rocket-German-Tutor

Hi sfpugh,

It looks like it's just the style of the poem. In poetry the poet may choose to start each line with a capital letter even though it would be a grammatical error. You can also find poems which don't have any capitalisation of nouns for instance. 

Hope this helps!

Viele Grüße
Julia
sfpugh

sfpugh

Thank you for the explanation which works if the poem is in its original format, in the lesson it is all one line so "Sich" is an anomaly.
Julia-Rocket-German-Tutor

Julia-Rocket-German-Tutor

Hallo sfpugh,

I can totally understand that not having the original format of the poem makes it difficult to understand the capitalisation and thank you for letting us know about this problem. We have updated the lesson to reduce further confusion. 

Grüße
Julia

 

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