This is an analysis of the poem Envy Not Your Friend that begins with:

Envy not your friend if hes more handsome,
More intelligent or wealthier than you....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcb dedeXcaca
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,9,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011101110 10100110011 1010110010 111010111 101110101 111010001 101110101 111000101 1011100010 110111111 1111100010 00101110001
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 176
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • 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:

    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; with is repeated.

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  • summary of Envy Not Your Friend;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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