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

I'm a business man; and I can't spare time
For this fluting and fussing and frilling.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXabCccb dedefffe ghghCcch
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0010111111 1010110110 0101101001 111011010 111111111111 1010110110 11101110101 1001011110 0010111101 1110110010 1110011100 111011010 111111111111 111011111101 1011001011 11001010 0010111101 10111010 110101111 11011110 111111111111 0101101101 0010110111 111111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 306
  • Average number of words per stanza: 66
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (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, i are repeated.

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

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

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  • summary of The Ground Thrush;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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