This is an analysis of the poem Calls that begins with:

BECAUSE I have called to you
as the flame flamingo calls,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcXcdXbbdd dXeea
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 11,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0111101 1010101 10100101 01 01001 0101010 1001100 11010 01 0110101 1101 1110 10001010 010101010 10 1011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 374
  • Average number of words per stanza: 67
  • Amount of lines: 17
  • Average number of symbols per line: 21 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

  • summary of Calls;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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