This is an analysis of the poem To The Canary Bird that begins with:

I cannot hear thy voice with others' ears,
Who make of thy lost liberty a gain;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcdababee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: Shakespearean sonnet
  • Metre: 1101110101 1101110001 1011010111 11110010101 0110110101 11011111001 1101110101 11001011011 0111011101 1101010101 1111010101 01110100111 1101011101 010111010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 631
  • Average number of words per stanza: 120
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; thy is repeated.

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