This is an analysis of the poem Friend that begins with:

Friend I need your hand every morning
but anger and beauty and hope...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbaXbbXCXCaXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with trochaic tetrameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1111110010 11011011 110111 1110110010 11011110 1110 1111 11110010 1110111 11110010 1110111 01111101101110 110101 1110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 441
  • Average number of words per stanza: 88
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in it:

  • summary of Friend;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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