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

It was passed from one bird to another,
the whole gift of the day....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdXXdXd edXcXXXeeXbceaad
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,16,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0110110010 011001 0110101 1101010 01110010 10111 01101010 0111 11110 1101011010 1101011 01110100 11111 1011010 1100101 10011101 0011011 0100111 010001 11010111 1111101 10100110 0101010 0011110 11010010
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 367
  • Average number of words per stanza: 69
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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