This is an analysis of the poem The Best Companion that begins with:

Being alone and not lonely,
At times some may find......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXb aacX dbccd dXad
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,5,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 10011110 11111 001010111 10101101 0100011000100 11101 011010110100010 01011110111 101010 1101011 111000010111 1001000110101 110011000111 1001111001 111001011001 0110110011 010011110111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 164
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 17
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of The Best Companion;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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