This is an analysis of the poem It Is Not Always May that begins with:

No hay pajaros en los nidos de antano.
Spanish Proverb... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XX abab cdcd cecE fefe gdgd hehE
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 1110011100100 1010 01010101 01010111 10010111 01110001 11110101 01111001 11010111 01011101 11110101 11011101 110010101 11110111 11010111 01001101 110011001 01010001 10110101 01110011 01010011 11001111 010010111 01010101 11011101 11110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 139
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (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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