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

A youth went forth to exile, from a home
Such as to early thought gives images,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcabdeaXbac fbcggXbdXchb bediiXfiXh bdeghj jjeebbii bbbbiiaa kkhhlljj hheeeeii iiiiccjX chdXcjcdiX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,12,10,6,8,8,8,8,8,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0111011001 1101011100 0101011101 1101010101 1001000101 1101010101 1011010101 1111010101 00100011100 1101000101 1001010101 01010001001 1011111101 11010011101 1101110101 1101111101 01010010101 11001011100 1010011111 1001011101 01010101001 1001010001 11110101101 10001110 1111 1111011101 1001011111 1101010101 0101110111 1001011111 0111110101 01000111010 1101010111 1101010111 01000110101 1011011101 1101110001 01010011001 0101001 10011 111111011101101 111010101010011 11111111111111 11111011110111 11100101010100 11111101111111 01010111110111 01111111110101 111101111110111 11011101010101 0001010111100111 0101101010100101 0100101110100110 1100010111011 110101011110001 11110101110111 11011101110011 11111111011101 11010111110111 11010101111101 11011111111111 110101011100001 11010001010111 11000101110111 11110111010101 11010011110011 11011101110101 11011101110101 110101111001100 11010101111111 10011111110111 11010101111011 11111111010001 111101001110111 01111111010101 10110111111111 11011111111111 10110111010101 11110101110101 110101111101100 10001010111 1111010101 1011000101 11110101001 1111100111 0111110111 1011000111 1001110101 01001111101 1001011
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 472
  • Average number of words per stanza: 88
  • Amount of lines: 90
  • Average number of symbols per line: 52 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, and, thou, my, thy, hour, we, they, like, but, have are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word 'i 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.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

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

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