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

On the morning they left
we said goodbye...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXab XacX ccca bXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101011 1111 1010 101001 010100 10101 1111010011 0110101 0101 111100 1001010 011 1100111 0111 1111 1010010010
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 97
  • Average number of words per stanza: 17
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 23 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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