This is an analysis of the poem The Bird Was Just A Bird that begins with:

The birds said:
“What a bright day, what a fresh air!...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abac decXbdab fccfXg geeX aeX ag X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,8,6,4,3,2,1,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011 10111011 01101 111111 011001010 011010101 11011 1101 1101 11010 011111 001 01110 0111 01111 01110 1011 1101 001 100111001101 100101110011 011001 1 001001001 110010110111 0111101 0111101 0101010001010110100
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 111
  • Average number of words per stanza: 21
  • Amount of lines: 29
  • Average number of symbols per line: 26 (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; bird is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, just, over are repeated.

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

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  • summary of The Bird Was Just A Bird;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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