This is an analysis of the poem Male Phoenix Pleads With Female Phoenix that begins with:

This male phoenix has returned to his old home,
from roaming the four seas searching for his mate. ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXbXccX aXcXXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 01101010011 01001110101 111111111010 11001010111001 11010010001010 01111101011 111011111001 111100110101 1010101010111 0010101010011 011001001110100 11101101101 11010011001111 0110111101001000
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 367
  • Average number of words per stanza: 68
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 52 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; this, to, me are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word how is repeated.

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  • summary of Male Phoenix Pleads With Female Phoenix;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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