This is an analysis of the poem Good-Bye Rivers, Good-Bye Fountains that begins with:

Good-bye rivers, good-bye fountains;
Good-bye, little rills;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXabbcdc acae cfag ahaeiXdbaehdbbcXfddjcXkccgXbXfXblXibebcekikbkilj X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,4,4,48,1,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01100110 01101 011011 1111111001 101101 11111 110111 1111110 1111 1011101 10101 1010011 100111 1101011 10101 0010101 1100010 1110111 10101011 0111001 011001100 1101011 11010111 1011101 111110 11011101 11011111 1110101 101111 110111 110010001 01100100 11111 111111 110111 01010101 111110 100010011 0101010 101010011 1110110 101011111 111111 011000010 11010 1101011 1011101 10000101 1101011 011010 110101 1110101 1011001 1001111 11010101 0110101 110111010 1101001 11101110 001011 10111010 01110100 110111 11111 01010101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 388
  • Average number of words per stanza: 71
  • Amount of lines: 66
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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; good, bye, sod, i, leave, farewell are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words good, sod, i, farewell are repeated.

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  • summary of Good-Bye Rivers, Good-Bye Fountains;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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