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

'I come ashore off a Cardiff tramp - the worst as ever I see:
She was all the things you could name,' said Bill, 'as a ship's no right to be:...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme:
  • Stanza lengths (in strings):
  • Closest metre:
  • –°losest rhyme:
  • –°losest stanza type:
  • Guessed form:
  • Metre:
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 298
  • Average number of words per stanza: 66
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 74 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 16
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; an', ', she, like, 'em, be, let, in, i, of are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word she is repeated.

    The poet repeated the same word ' at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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  • summary of A Parting;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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