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

Splendidis longum valedico nugis.
Farewell fond Love, under whose childish whip, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X XXabccddeeffgghhaXiieebb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,24,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 10010100010 1111101101 1111010100 1111111100 0111110101 1101110110 110111010 11111111010 10110101010 1111110101 111111010 1011110101 1001010001 1111011101 1111111111 1111011101 1101110100 11000100100 1001110101 1101001001 0100010111 1101010111 1111010101 1101101101 0101000111
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 529
  • Average number of words per stanza: 94
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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