This is an analysis of the poem After Parting that begins with:

Farewell has long been said; I have forgone thee;
I never name thee even. ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababa bbbbb cacac
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 11110111011 1101110 11111101111 1111110 110010101011 11010101001 1100101 1100001111 1011011111 100101 1111101 1111101111 011111 1101010111 1111111011
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 194
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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