This is an analysis of the poem On A True Friend (From The Greek) that begins with:
Hast thou a friend? thou hast indeed
A rich and large supply.... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abab
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,
- Closest metre: iambic trimeter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 11011101 011101 100111001 110111
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 125
- Average number of words per stanza: 23
- Amount of lines: 4
- 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.
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