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

You left me with the autumn time;
When the winter stripped the forest bare, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXabb cdcdee fgfgdX ghghbX bebXii ggggcc ahahjj hbhbii gcgcXXXgigihh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11100101 101010101 11000101 11010001 11111101 01011111 11010101 01110111 01010111 01010111 01010101 11010101 111010100 11110101 11110101 111011101 01010001 01111011 11010111 001010111 11111101 11010100 1110101 110111011 11111111 11011101 11100111 10010101 11111101 11011111 10110101 01011111 10010101 11110111 11110101 11010111 11111101 11110101 11110101 01111011 11010111 01010011 01111111 11010001 11110101 10110001 11111101 11001101 11110101 01010111 01110101 11110101 111111011 111010101 11111111 11011101 11111101 1011101 11111101 11010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 221
  • Average number of words per stanza: 43
  • Amount of lines: 60
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (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; you, and, with, i are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, i, and are repeated.

    The author used the same word you at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    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 Lost;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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