This is an analysis of the poem Soon Our Friends Perish that begins with:
SOON our friends perish,
Soon all we cherish... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aabccb
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,
- Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: rima
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 11110 11110 1111011101 10010 10110 101101111
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 158
- Average number of words per stanza: 29
- Amount of lines: 6
- Average number of symbols per line: 26 (strings are less long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 5
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; soon is repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word soon is repeated.
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