This is an analysis of the poem Xl: Farewell To A Name And Number that begins with:

Farewell to a name and a number
Recalled again... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd cece
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110011010 0101 010110110 0111 11011001 11100 0101001 1101 11001010 1101 01011010 0111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 102
  • Average number of words per stanza: 20
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 25 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The author used the same word so at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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