This is an analysis of the poem The Adieu To Love that begins with:

LOVE, I renounce thy tyrant sway,
I mock thy fascinating art,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababccddddeeff XXccggbbbbhh ggffeeeeggXibb aaXXjjbbggeXkkaallaabb bbeeeeccddmmbbffeenn aallbboohhXiXbhhmiaaffffggccaaeeccaadggdbXccpp aaggeeXege iXmmbbggqqXobbbbffbbddgg eeccXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,12,14,22,20,46,10,24,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011101 11110101 10010101 11101001 010101001 11000101 10011101 01010001 11001101 011100101 10010101 11111111 10100101 01010100 11011101 01010101 111000101 11011111 11010111 11111101 11010001 11010011 11010101 01010011 11010101 11110101 11011101 11010001 10010111 11010101 01110101 11011101 110011001 11010101 11010101 10110101 11011101 111001010 01010101 11010001 11010111 11001101 111001001 11110101 11010101 01000101 110011101 111100101 10010101 01110011 100101010 11110101 11010101 01110001 11010101 100101001 10011101 11010101 11010101 01010101 11010101 11010101 11011101 00111101 10010101 01010001 010110011 101011101 11010111 01010101 11000101 01010101 01010101 11001101 11110101 11110101 11010111 110011101 11010101 01011101 10010101 11011101 11110101 11001001 11111011 11111101 10010101 10010101 11011111 11110101 11010101 110101001 11111101 110101010 101101100 11010111 11110101 11100101 10110101 111101110 11110101 11111111 11011101 11110101 11111101 01010100 11111101 01011101 010100101 11111101 11100101 11010101 10011101 10010101 01010101 10010101 011100101 10100101 11011111 10010101 10010001 11011101 10111101 01010010 01011001 11110101 11010101 10010101 10011101 1111101 111100111 01010011 11111101 01110101 11110111 11010101 101100101 11010101 111101110 01000101 110101111 01110001 11010101 11010101 11111001 11110101 01100111 110111001 11010110 01010011 111001001 11010111 11010001 01110111 10110101 01110101 01010101 010010101 010011101 10000101 01100101 11000101 11111101 11011101 11011101 11111111 11111101 01011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 677
  • Average number of words per stanza: 112
  • Amount of lines: 168
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; my, no, each, thy are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words no, that, and, or, whose, while, the, thy are repeated.

    The author used the same word love at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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