This is an analysis of the poem The Golden Whistler that begins with:

Golden bird whose golden voice,
When the summer days wax long ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abaabcX deXXecc fbffbee gdggdee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,7,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011101 1010111 1010001 1010101 01100101 0011101 1010100 10111010 1011101 1010101 1010101 0010001 1010101 1111111 1000111 1110111 00101001 10001001 1010101 1010111 1110101 1010101 1010101 1101111 111001 0010101 1110111 1001101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 212
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

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  • summary of The Golden Whistler;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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