This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet Iv. that begins with:
FRIEND, dear as Memory's joys! of life that 's past
A part, and part of better life to come,... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abbaabbacdcdee
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: rima
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
- Metre: 111100101111 0111010101 0101100111 0101011101 11001110111 1111001111 0111011101 0101110111 1111010011 1111110011 1101111111 0101110101 110110011101 01010011101
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 627
- Average number of words per stanza: 114
- Amount of lines: 14
- Average number of symbols per line: 44 (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; life, all are repeated.
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- summary of Sonnet Iv.;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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More information about poems by Christopher Pearse Cranch
- Analysis of Sonnet Ix.
- Analysis of Sonnet L. J.R.L. (On His Homeward Voyage) 2.
- Analysis of Sonnet Li. The Human Flower. 1.