This is an analysis of the poem A Bird's Call that begins with:

Over the upland fields, where free and strong
The fresh hill-breezes swept,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd dede fcfc gdgd hghg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1001011111 011101 1101110111 101001 1011110111 010101 1001110110 10111 1101011111 010101 1011100101 101011 1111010101 110100 1101011011 010101 1111000111 111101 1100101111 111111 1101011101 011101 1011110101 111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 141
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; o is repeated.

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

    The author used the same word and at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of A Bird's Call;
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