This is an analysis of the poem Glory Of Friendship that begins with:

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand,
nor the kindly smile nor the joy of companionship;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: cinquain
  • Metre: 010010010011 1010110100101 0001000101011011 10101111010110 10011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 235
  • Average number of words per stanza: 42
  • Amount of lines: 5
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (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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