This is an analysis of the poem To Be A Bird that begins with:
I wish that I could be a bird
That I could fly, that I could sing,...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: Abcad XeXbcfcfaA fcXabagegXdA
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,10,12,
- Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 11111001 11111111 111101001 1110101001 11001 1111000 1011010 1010011 1110101 111000100100 1001101 11100101 01010 10011000101 11111001 11100101101 100100111010 101111 01001011 101010 01110001 1111001 11011110 10101101 101011111010010 11110001010 11111001
- Amount of stanzas: 3
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 309
- Average number of words per stanza: 60
- Amount of lines: 27
- Average number of symbols per line: 33 (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; i, that, could, would are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words that, i are repeated.
The author used the same word i at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
The poet repeated the same word bird at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.
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- summary of To Be A Bird;
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