This is an analysis of the poem Good Friday that begins with:

So we forget? The streets bloom gay
With festive garments, many hued;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcXcX dededXdb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010111 01010101 11111101 01010101 10011001 11000101 11010101 11100 11010101 11000111 11110111 011010101 01011111 11011100 11010111 1111
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 262
  • Average number of words per stanza: 49
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; for is repeated.

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  • summary of Good Friday;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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