This is an analysis of the poem The Soul's Farewell to the Body that begins with:

So we must part forever; and although
I long have beat my wings and cried to go,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabb ccdd eeff ddgg hhiiXaagg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1111010111 1111111101 1011010001 1001011001 11111100101 1101010111 1101100101 1111110001 1111011011 11001010011 0111010101 1001111101 1111110111 11111001101 1111111101 1111110111 1111101110 11100100110 01111101110 11110111010 1101010011 0111001111 1011010011 1101111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 172
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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; that, i are repeated.

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

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