This is an analysis of the poem The Three Friends that begins with:

Three young girls in friendship met;
Mary, Martha, Margaret.... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddaaeeccffgghh eeiijjaakkaaaa lleeeeeeee jjeeaabbllcccciicceekkbb llffllbbaakkii llaallmmnn aaffXcjjaallbbeeeellccffhheeookkaa eebbaaeeaapp eeaaiiaaccccaaeeee lleeggaaqXaaeecceeffhhiieeeeeelleellhh Xhheeaabbppaaqq
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 20,14,10,24,14,10,34,12,18,38,15,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1110101 1010100 1001111 1010101 00101010 010111010 1010101 01111001 1010101 10101001 100101100 1010101 10100110 10111110 1110101 1111101 01101010 100010110 1110101 1010101 1001111 10101001 1011101 0010011 11101010 10101010 1010111 1110101 10110001 1010111 1010101 0010101 10100101 1001111 00100010 10101010 1011101 1010101 1110101 1010101 1010101 0011111 10101010 10101010 0010101 1101001 1110101 0110101 10010001 0010100 1111111 1010101 00111010 01101010 10101010 11101010 10101010 10001010 1010111 1011101 11111110 11110010 0010111 1110101 1010101 1110101 101011 1110111 10111010 00101010 10101010 10101010 00101110 10100010 1010101 1111101 1011101 1011100 1010101 00111001 1000101 1110100 10100010 10101010 10101001 11100001 0010101 1111110 1010101 0010111 1111101 10111001 10101010 11111010 001011 10100101 1110001 1011100 0010101 1010100 1001101 11111001 1001101 1010101 0010001 1010101 11100111 1010001 10111010 10110010 11101010 10111010 00111010 10101110 11111110 11101010 1110101 1110101 1110101 0010011 1110101 0110101 1111101 1101101 1110101 1011101 0110101 1110001 1001101 0011101 101101 0010101 1011101 1010111 10010001 1010101 1010101 0011101 11011010 10101010 1011011 1010101 1110111 1010101 10101010 10011110 11101010 01010010 10101110 10111010 1100001 1010101 1010111 1010111 0110111 1010101 1100101 11010001 1110101 0110101 10101110 001001010 1011101 1010100 11101110 00101010 1001101 1010101 1101101 1111101 11111110 01101110 0110111 1010101 1011101 1010101 10101010 11111110 1101111 1111101 11101001 0100111 1110011 1111001 1111011 0111011 10101010 11101010 01101010 010111110 11110010 11001010 1111110 1001101 1110101 1010011 1000101 1010101 1010101 1010101 1010101 0110101 1010101 1011111 1011100 1111101 11101010 10100110
  • Amount of stanzas: 11
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 587
  • Average number of words per stanza: 105
  • Amount of lines: 218
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; her, she, and, their, they, them are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word in 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 her, them are repeated).

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The words/phrases margaret, her connect the lines.

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  • summary of The Three Friends;
  • central theme;
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  • history of its creation;
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