This is an analysis of the poem Grey Thrush that begins with:

Grey thrush was in the wattle tree, an', 'Oh, you pretty dear!'
He says in his allurin' way; an' I remarks, 'Hear, hear!... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXb ccdd aaee ddff aaXd aaaX ggaa ddXX XXeX ddaa hhbb ddaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 11100101111101 11001001110111 11110101111111 11011101111101 01100101111101 11011101110101 11111101011111 11110101100101 11010111111101 101110110011001 11010111111101 11111111110111 11010110111111 11010101110101 11010101101111 11010101110001 11010101011101 11111101010101 11010111110111 00110100010101 11010111010101 11010101110111 11111100111111 111011011111011 01011101010011 11100100111011 11010011111111 01010100111111 11011101110111 11111111110101 1111111010111101 111010101110001 1111110101111100 111111111111010 110111111100111 100001010111110 11000101111111 10110101111101 10110101110101 11011101111001 10010101111101 11110001111101 11011101111101 01011111110101 11010101110101 10110001110101 11010101011111 111001011111011
  • Amount of stanzas: 12
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 239
  • Average number of words per stanza: 51
  • Amount of lines: 49
  • Average number of symbols per line: 58 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 13
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; an', i, her, i've, all, to, if, ', she, says, that, man are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word i is repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines ' is repeated).

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