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

THE Plovers fly and cry around,
Unguided, nestless, without bourn,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aBCB addd XBCB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01011101 10010011 1001010 10110001 11111101 110101010 10010111 110101110 11110101 10010011 1001010 10110001
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 133
  • Average number of words per stanza: 21
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • 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.

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

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