This is an analysis of the poem Goodbye! that begins with:

Come, thrust your hands in the warm earth
And feel her strength through all your veins; ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababXX cdcdee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11110011 11011111 10110101 11010101 101111 01011110 11110111 110110111 11111111 11111101 111101111 11111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 235
  • Average number of words per stanza: 43
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • 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; her, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word nor is repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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