This is an analysis of the poem Good-Bye, And Keep Cold that begins with:

This saying good-bye on the edge of the dark
And cold to an orchard so young in the bark...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccdceeffggbbhhXXddcXiiihh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 29,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 01001101001 11011011001 01101111001 11001101001 11011101001 11101011011 11101001011 11111101011 01001001001 11011011001 11001001101 11101101001 11001011011 11001101001 1100110101 11101001011 101001011001 1111001111 110011110100 11001101011 11001001001 11001011011 11101011011 101101100 11111001001 11011001001 11011111001 011101001 110100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1272
  • Average number of words per stanza: 250
  • Amount of lines: 29
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, by, want, i, it, and are repeated.

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

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