This is an analysis of the poem Humming-Bird that begins with:

I can imagine, in some otherworld
Primeval-dumb, far back... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXb XXcb dda eeX Xc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,3,3,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1101001100 010111 01110101101110 101110101 01101101 1110101010100 010111010 111010111001 101101101 001101011010010 101110110010011 100111 1101101011011 10011010101010 1111101100110101 10011
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 140
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (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.

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