This is an analysis of the poem The Dove Has A Word that begins with:

With a sprig in my beak, I repeatedly seek
For a spot where a poor bird may rest,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbXdXdee XbXbfadagg XfXXcXcee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,9,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 001011101001 101101111 111001101101 111101001 101001111001 001101011 1111110010001 111111001 101001001001 101101001001 101101111011 111011001 1010001101001 100101101 1111011010011 1001011011 1110111101001 111101011 101001101001 101101001101 111010010010 11001011 111011001011 001011011110 1111101 1101111101 10100101 010111001001 101011101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 419
  • Average number of words per stanza: 82
  • Amount of lines: 29
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, they are repeated.

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

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