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

So, art thou feahered, art thou flown,
Thou naked thing?—and canst alone...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbcdcdcceeaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic tetrameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 111100111 110100101 010100101 01101101 1110101 01110101 10010011 10110001 01111111 11010101 01110101 01110101 11110111 11010011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 479
  • Average number of words per stanza: 84
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

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

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

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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