This is an analysis of the poem The Bullfinch that begins with:
Why do you strike up songs military
Fife-like, o, bullfinch, my friend?... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aXbbcd bebfcf XXcdfX XagXeg
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,
- Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 1111111010 1111011 11010110110 100111101 1010011110 1101011001 101100010010 11011111 10010011011 111101011 1101001101 0101101101 10010010010 1001001101 1001011001 1001001001 1011011001 1111101001 10010101111 10110111010 10011111010 10110110010 10010110110 1101011011
- Amount of stanzas: 4
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 252
- Average number of words per stanza: 45
- Amount of lines: 24
- Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 7
Mood of the speaker:
The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; with, of are repeated.
The author used the same word who at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
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