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

_P_. Farewell to Europe, and at once farewell
To all the follies which in Europe dwell;... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXbccddeebbffggeegXbbhheeaaggiiaaggjjddeeeekkeeeeffkkhhaahhaaeeiiddkkllbblleeeejjeeaaggeeaalleeggffmgmdnggggmhmmhhllggeeaaddhXllXXaaeeooeeffkkaaeeppggkkhhppjjjjhheeggffcckkeeggffkkgghhkkjjiiggqqkkhhllggaaggggddeelleeddllllaakkooffhheeiiggkkaaaaggllaaaaee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 493,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
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  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 21535
  • Average number of words per stanza: 3899
  • Amount of lines: 493
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to, what, thy, be, truth, more, can, of, which, with, in, and, if, by, not, 'tis, who, us, may, both are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words to, would, the, wilt, if, because, where, and, 'tis, who, when, cannot are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines both is repeated).

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