This is an analysis of the poem Early Adieux that begins with:

Adieu to kindred hearts and home,
To pleasure, joy, and mirth,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcd eeeefefe ceceegeg ahaXihih dhdhahah jcjckhXh lhlhldld mmmmkhkh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010111 010111 01011101 110101 11111101 111101 110010111 111101 111100111 111101 110011101 110101 11101101 011101 11010011 0111001 01011101 110101 11111101 111101 10010101 110101 11010101 1010111 11000101 111101 11110101 111100 11111111 110111 01111111 111101 01110001 110001 11010111 110101 01010111 110101 110100101 111101 11011101 1101111 11010111 111111 01110011 111111 111101110 1100111 11010101 111111 11011101 111101 11011101 111111 110011101 110111 11110101 110101 10010101 110100 010111101 100111 10110111 110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 250
  • Average number of words per stanza: 46
  • Amount of lines: 64
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

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

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

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