This is an analysis of the poem The Fowls Flying In The Air that begins with:

Methinks I see a sight most excellent,
All sorts of birds fly in the firmament:... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbbccddee X ffbbggbbddaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,1,12,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1011011100 1101100100 1111100101 1101010011 1111000101 0101010111 1111010111 1110110101 11011101001 100101000111 0100 1111001111 11010101101 1110001111 0110110111 1111110111 0111110100 11010001101 1111010101 1111110111 0011010101 1101110010 1111001100
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 319
  • Average number of words per stanza: 60
  • Amount of lines: 23
  • 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; and, they, in, all, some are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word so is repeated.

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