This is an analysis of the poem Little Bird that begins with:

A Little bird sits in our cottonwood tree,
And perks his head and sings;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababCdaeeeaaffXgaAaCX X XhXhCdagggaaXXiiaAaCX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 21,1,21,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01011011011 110111 100011101 1110111 1001 1101010 100111 111110010 11101110 01101010 10011001 011010101001 1101101 11101011 11101010 01111110 11101110111 1001 1101110111 0101 1101010 1 11100111111 1110101 111011111 110101 1001 1101010 010111 11101010 11101110 10101010 001001 10101010001 1100110 110111 11101110 10101010 111111111001 1001 11111111001 0101 1101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 418
  • Average number of words per stanza: 82
  • Amount of lines: 43
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, every, day, you, from, spray are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines day, sir, spray are repeated).

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  • summary of Little Bird;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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