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
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest 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.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Sonnet Iv.;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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