This is an analysis of the poem The Linnet's Nest that begins with:

The busy birds, with nice selection, cull
Soft thistle-down, gray moss, and scatter'd wool;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 0101010101 1101111101 1011010101 1011110101 1101010001 10101010101 11010100111 1101010101 10110010001 11010000101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 449
  • Average number of words per stanza: 76
  • Amount of lines: 10
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (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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  • summary of The Linnet's Nest;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
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