This is an analysis of the poem The Eastern Shrike-Tit that begins with:

I am brightly alert and exceedingly pert,
And my livery's easily seen;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcd XdXdXcec adedbcXc adXdffaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 111001101001 111001001 001101101111 101001001 001001111111 111010011 101101001011 101011101 111011101 11001001 01001011010 10001011 1110001111001 101001001 111011101001 111101001 11101111011 101001001 11000011101 111011001 111111101001 101101101 1110111011110 111011101 11011001101 11001001 111101001001 1111001001 011001111111 011101101 001001101011 011001101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 329
  • Average number of words per stanza: 66
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • 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, my, i, with are repeated.

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

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  • summary of The Eastern Shrike-Tit;
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  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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