This is an analysis of the poem Bird On The Wire that begins with:
Like a bird on the wire,
like a drunk in a midnight choir ...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aabccbXbdd
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: rima
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 1011010 101001110 111011001 101101 101011101 111111011 01011001 1111111011 01011001 1111011001
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 338
- Average number of words per stanza: 77
- Amount of lines: 10
- Average number of symbols per line: 33 (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; like, i are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word like is repeated.
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