This is an analysis of the poem Song—such A Parcel Of Rogues In A Nation that begins with:

FAREWEEL to a' our Scottish fame,
Fareweel our ancient glory;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcD ececdddD fgfgXdXD
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100011101 10011010 100100101 1101010 11110101 1110010 01110101 1010010010 11111101 1101110 01110101 11001010 01011101 0101010 11011011 1010010010 11111101 1101111 11111101 1111010 1111011110 1101010 11111101 1010010010
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 266
  • Average number of words per stanza: 49
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; fareweel is repeated.

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

    The poet repeated the same word nation at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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  • summary of Song—such A Parcel Of Rogues In A Nation;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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