This is an analysis of the poem The Green Knight's Farewell To Fancy that begins with:

Fancy (quoth he) farewell, whose badge I long did bear,
And in my hat full harebrainedly, thy flowers did I wear:... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbcc ddXecc eeffcc gghXcc ddddcc iijjcc hhfXcc kfkkcc kkXkccXffggcc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 101111111101 1011110000110011 111111111101 110111111100101 111111010101 11111100101111 111101110111 110111111111111 111101011110 11111111111101 111101110101 11111101101111 010101110111 01011101010111 011101011101 01010111011101 01110111111 11111100101111 11111111101 11010110011111 111101111111 11111111111101 110101111101 11111101101111 010001110101 11011101011111 011111010111 11110101110101 110111010001 11110101101111 010111010111 01110101010111 010110110001 01010111111101 010111011111 11111100101111 110101110110 01010111010100 011011010111 01001101010100 010101111001 11010011101111 011101011111 01111111111101 010101010101 11011101010111 010101110101 11011101101111 101111111101 110101110100111 1101011111100 1101101110101 1111011111011 11110111101111 010111111011 11000100111111 111101110101 11011101110111 111101110111 11111101110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 348
  • Average number of words per stanza: 65
  • Amount of lines: 60
  • Average number of symbols per line: 57 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 11
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, thy, me, to, by, and, my, in, where are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words thou, by, to, in, where are repeated.

    The poet repeated the same word farewell at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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