This is an analysis of the poem Departure that begins with:

It was not like your great and gracious ways!
Do you, that have naught other to lament, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbcbaDadcaeafefggahiihhbbaDadba
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 32,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0111111101 1111110001 101101 01101101 11 0101010001 1101 0111001101 0101011001 1101110101 1111010111 11000111111 11001 1011 011111 1111 1111010101 1011110011 1011111101 0111110111 1001000101 010101 1111 011111111101 1111011101 1101010101 0101010001 1101 11110011 01111001 1010101010111 1101111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1154
  • Average number of words per stanza: 212
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • 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; your, at, and are repeated.

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

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

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