This is an analysis of the poem The Bird-Hunter's Song that begins with:

Who is that who looks askance at me?
Is it a look of fear, diffidence or tenderness?...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ab Xc XXcXXab bbdd XdbdbbXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,7,4,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 101110111 0001011001100 111110010010010 11001010001 11101110 01101101 01011 01000111 0101010001001 1101111 0011001100 01000110101001 110101001 110101101 111101 11110010 111101 110101111001 1110011 10101111 00011001100 0100010110001
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 150
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 22
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; her, she are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words at, she are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines feet is repeated).

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  • summary of The Bird-Hunter's Song;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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