This is an analysis of the poem The Caged Eagle that begins with:

. . . I went the other day
To see the birds and beasts they keep enmewed... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXXabaXXXccaba
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 110101 01011111100 00101100111 10011101110 10100010101 1101010101 11111100111 1101111101 10001011101 110101010110 110101110101 0111011111 0101110111 1101111101 10001011111 0100100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 671
  • Average number of words per stanza: 129
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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