This is an analysis of the poem A Farewell To Youth that begins with:
Ere that I say farewell to youth, and take
The homely road that leads to life's decline,... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abbaabbacdcddc
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: rima
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
- Metre: 1111110111 0101110101 1101011111 0101111001 11010100011 1101011001 1011111001 0101010001 10110011001 01110100001 11001010101 1101110001 1111111111 1111110101
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 608
- Average number of words per stanza: 114
- Amount of lines: 14
- Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 8
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to, some are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word some is repeated.
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