This is an analysis of the poem Timber Wings that begins with:

THERE was a wild pigeon came often to Hinkley's timber.

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a X X a X a X XXXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,1,1,1,1,1,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011011001010 111111111010111010 110110 11010111101010 10111011010111010111 11010 001101110110110 001101110101001011111111111101000101110111 001101001110101110101001100001111010001 110100 11001001001110110
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 802
  • Average number of words per stanza: 152
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, it, long, so, telling, ago, why are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words it, so are repeated.

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

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

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