This is an analysis of the poem The Lonely Sparrow that begins with:

Thou from the top of yonder antique tower,
O lonely sparrow, wandering, hast gone,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xaabcddeefgdcdgg edefehhiiihXfcccXcidXdfeeaehh XehejXeXXdhbjXii
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,29,16,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10010100110 1101010011 1101010101 1101010100 10110000101 110101 1101010101 1001010101 01100101 10110100101 0101001101 1101010101 1111000101 1111111101 1011010101 1001101101 011111 0101010101 11011101 1111111101 1101010100 11111111 10010101 101101 1001001 10101110101 0110010111 0011110101 1101110101 1101010101 0101000101 010101 01001 11010100111 1101011011 0111000101 01010100 01110101 01110111 1101010111 11010101 11010101 10011101 11001101 1111011101 11010111 11010001 110101 11010111 111101 0100010111 01010111 1101011011 01111101 10100101 01000100 1101110100 11001101 011101101 11011101 01011100
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 760
  • Average number of words per stanza: 139
  • Amount of lines: 61
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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