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

In an ocean, 'way out yonder,
(As all sapient people know)... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcDeeeecdCDadadcdCDXfXfXdXXababcdCDghghcdCD
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 48,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01101110 1110101 00101010 1010101 01101010 111101 10101110 0010001 10111110 110111 10011110 1111111 11101110 0010111 10101010 0010001 11101110 1110101 11101010 0010011 11111010 1011110 10101010 0010001 10101100 1100111 010010000 1100101 101010010 0111101 10101000 0110100 1111110 110101 1111110 1111101 11101010 010111 10101010 0010001 0111011 011101 11101011 1110101 1101110 0110101 10101010 0010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1545
  • Average number of words per stanza: 261
  • Amount of lines: 48
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, their, to are repeated.

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

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