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

LEAVES and rain and the days of the year,
(Water-willow and wellaway) ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaaBcdccDcbccBbdbbDaXaaB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 25,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 111101001 10111100 11111111 11011111 0011111 11110101 010110101 001100101 01011101 0011111 110111101 011110101 111111001 111011101 0011111 11111001 011100101 111111101 11111101 0011111 111101001 10111100 11111111 11011111 0011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 941
  • Average number of words per stanza: 185
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (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; and is repeated.

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