This is an analysis of the poem Saying Good-Bye To Cambridge Again that begins with:

Very quietly I take my leave,
As quietly as I came here;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABcc dXef gXgf ecXh hfff dXcfXABec
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101001111 11001111 1001101 0010100101 0101110101 11100101 1010101001 1110001011 010110001 110010010 00101010 1100101 111001011 11101011001 1001001010 00100001111 01011010111 010110110 101011010011 11010010011 1110101 100011110 10101111011 1001001 101001111 11001111 101111 110010101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 145
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (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; i, quietly, to are repeated.

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

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines starlight is repeated).

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