This is an analysis of the poem Farewell that begins with:

Farewell! I breathe that wonted prayer,
But oh! though countless leagues divide... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcd efefgaga
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111101 11110101 11111111 11110011 10110111 11010111 11111001 11010101 11010101 01011101 11110111 100100101 11110101 1101001001 101111101 01111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 295
  • Average number of words per stanza: 51
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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