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

As the trembling banished man
Stands at his homeland border...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abccdXXc edafbdca XcXccXac acdfccbe ccXXcXcX X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10100101 1101110 110101 010101 111010 1001110 11010101 10101010 101001 0101010 11101010 11101010 1001010 011111 1110111 11111110 111010001 01110101 10011000 1010001010 0101010 0101 1111010 010101 10101010 0010000 110101 1111110 00100010 10001010 01010110100 11010101 1111101 111110 11000101 111011 10111010 110101 11001010 01011101 01011010
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 203
  • Average number of words per stanza: 36
  • Amount of lines: 41
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (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.

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  • summary of Farewell to Youth;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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