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

Hail to thee, Humming Bird
Beauteous and bright,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbbcded Xbfbddgd ehdhXada aidifgdg ejXjiaca gkikicec
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101101 1011 111010 01111 111010 010110 011001 011010 1011100 1001 110010 01101 110010 01101 1100101 1101 110010 10011 111010 01011 011010 11101 110110 11101 1110101 1101 111010 11001 111110 11111 110111 01101 110110 11001 111110 01001 111011 01011 110010 01100 110110 11001 011111 11001 110111 11101 111001 11011
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 184
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 48
  • Average number of symbols per line: 22 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

    The author used the same word then at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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