This is an analysis of the poem Bird Of Hope that begins with:

Soar not too high, O bird of Hope!
Because the skies are fair; ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcb cdXd efXf aeee Xgeg fheh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111101 010111 01011101 110111 11010101 110101 01011111 111011 11111111 011101 0111010 011101 11111101 010101 01110111 010101 10110001 110111 01110111 010111 11111111 111111 01001111 010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 128
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • 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 words a, the are repeated.

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

  • summary of Bird Of Hope;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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