This is an analysis of the poem The Poet And The Bird that begins with:

Said a people to a poet---' Go out from among us straightway!
While we are thinking earthly things, thou singest of divine.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaX bXbX cacX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10100010111001110 11110101110001 1010111001100011 110100111101010 01011100100110 1100111000111010 1101110101001010 11010001010101 01011101101011 01100111010101 111111011101011 110001011101000
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 254
  • Average number of words per stanza: 44
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 63 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 11
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

    The poet repeated the same word ' at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

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

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