This is an analysis of the poem A Farewell To False Love that begins with:

Farewell, false love, the oracle of lies,
A mortal foe and enemy to rest, ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcc aaaabb ddddcc efefaa ddXdgg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111010001 0101110001 11001011101 0101010101 010100101010 01011001010 01010101010 10011100001 01010111110 11010100111 0101010101 0101110101 0101110001 0101010001 0101010111 0101110101 0101011001 0101110101 010100101001 0111010111 0101010101 11011101001 0101011101 0101110101 1111110001 1111100011 11010111100 1111010001 11010110101 1001111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 256
  • Average number of words per stanza: 46
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, that, my are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words a, and are repeated.

    The author used the same word a at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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