This is an analysis of the poem To A Friend Lost (Tom Taylor) that begins with:

When I remember, friend, whom lost I call,
Because a man beloved is taken hence,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaabbacdeecd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1101011111 01010100101 01010101001 0101110111 1101010101 1111010100 1111110111 0111110101 1101110011 10110001101 1011011111 1111011101 1111110001 10000111001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 605
  • Average number of words per stanza: 118
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (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 To A Friend Lost (Tom Taylor);
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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