This is an analysis of the poem On A Bird that begins with:

A sweet-voiced bird's been caught.
They squeeze it in a vice-like grip.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 011101 11000111 01111101 1101101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 156
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 4
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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