This is an analysis of the poem The Oxford Thrushes that begins with:
I never thought again to hear... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: X aabb ccdd eeee ccff bbXX ccXX ggcc bbhh
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 10101 11010101 01010101 01010101 11010001 01010101 01011101 11011101 10010101 00111101 111100111 110101101 11010101 010101010 110001010 10110101 11011101 010001001 11010101 11010101 10010101 11011101 110010101 110001001 10101011100 01011111 01010101 101010101 01000100 11110001 11010001 11010111 11001101
- Amount of stanzas: 9
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 123
- Average number of words per stanza: 21
- Amount of lines: 33
- Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 6
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; her is 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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