This is an analysis of the poem Old Friendship that begins with:

Beautiful and rich is an old friendship,
Grateful to the touch as ancient ivory,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbcabXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ottava rima
  • Metre: 1001101110 10001110100 1111110100 1111010011 1011101110 1111010100 110111110110 0111011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 347
  • Average number of words per stanza: 63
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (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.

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  • summary of Old Friendship;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

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