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

I cannot heal thy green gold breast,
Where deep those cruel teeth have prest,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaaaa bbbcbc dddcdcXaaabab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011111 11110111 11111101 1111 11010111 1111 110101010 110101010 110101010 0111 111101010 1111 11110101 11011101 11110101 01001 11110101 1111 11010111 11011111 11111111 1111 01011101 0111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 184
  • Average number of words per stanza: 34
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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; thy is repeated.

    The author used the same word no at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of To The Hummingbird;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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