This is an analysis of the poem When One Leaves Love that begins with:

When one leaves love,
Left behind to take it for granted......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbcdccd befbcegcc hhXbX eAXa XAcb hgiX gXfiaXX X cXceebX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,9,5,4,4,4,7,1,7,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111 101010110 11010101 101101 1101001 11101 101010100 1011 10110101 1000101101 0010010111 110111010 00101101101 1010101 11101001011 001101010 1011110011 10100010010101 1011 111 1110111101 110101 10110101011 1 110100 1110010 011111100 1 110100 10100010 10100011100100 1100011110111 110001 110001111010100 110011011001 11000010010110 01100111 011001101 1101011110 101101101 101001010000 1011111101 1111001011001 1101010100100 1111110 00101100 10111010 1011101 1010111101 0010100010
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 190
  • Average number of words per stanza: 36
  • Amount of lines: 50
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to, you, let's, be are repeated.

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

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  • summary of When One Leaves Love;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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