This is an analysis of the poem Good-By Now Or Pardon My Gauntlet that begins with:

Bring down the moon for genteel Janet;
She's too refined for this gross planet....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbcccXXXXXccddeeXXXcff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 24,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110110110 110110110 11101111 111011001 1110011111 111001101 01010111 1111110 0101101010 1101111010 111101010 11011101 01011101 11011111 0111101010 100101010 01110101 11101111 011111101 010100100 0010101110 110111010 1110101011 1010111011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 926
  • Average number of words per stanza: 172
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (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; she, and, you are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines room is repeated).

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  • summary of Good-By Now Or Pardon My Gauntlet;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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