This is an analysis of the poem A Dead Friend that begins with:
IT hardly seems that he is dead,
So strange it is that we are here ... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: XaXabcbc dedeXfbf
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: rima
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 01011101 11001111 01011101 010111 01111111 010100101 11010101 110101 11010101 11000101 10110001 110011 11010111 010101001 11010001 010101
- Amount of stanzas: 2
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 278
- Average number of words per stanza: 51
- Amount of lines: 16
- Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 6
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
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