This is an analysis of the poem Farewell To Meng Hao-Jan that begins with:

I took leave of you, old friend, at the
Yellow Crane Pavilion; ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXaaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111011110 101010 001110111 1011 010110101011 11001011011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 227
  • Average number of words per stanza: 41
  • Amount of lines: 6
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (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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