This is an analysis of the poem Severed And Gone that begins with:

Severed and gone, so many years!
And art thou still so dear to me,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcd aeae fgXg bbbb eceX ahah agag iXii bfbf fafa fbfb ifif eeee ffff jfjfXefef
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 10111100 11111101 11011101 11011101 11100101 01111101 11010101 01010101 11010101 01010101 01010101 001111001 11010101 110101001 11101110 11010011 11111101 110010101 10110101 11111101 11011111 11011101 110110101 01010010 11101101 01011101 10110001 01010111 11010101 11010101 01010101 111100101 01110111 01001110 01110101 11010101 11110110 11110101 111101111 11110101 11110101 10111101 10110101 11111001 01111101 01111110 111100101 10011101 11110101 100110111 11010101 11101110 11001101 11001101 11110101 11011101 11011111 110101010 11110101 101111110 11111111 11111111 10011111 10011111 11011101 1100111001 11110011 11110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 16
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 153
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 68
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (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; and, in, for, thou, that are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words a, and, thou, nothing are repeated.

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