This is an analysis of the poem A Farewell: To C.E.G that begins with:

My fairest child, I have no song to give you;
No lark could pipe in skies so dull and gray; ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd efef
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011111011 1111011111 10101101111 11001 11110101010 1111011101 01100101010 1111 00111111010 1101110111 11111111110 1111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 160
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; you, and are repeated.

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