This is an analysis of the poem Cuckoo In The Pear-Tree that begins with:

The Cuckoo sat in the old pear-tree,
Cuckoo!... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababa ababX XbbbX cbcbX Cbddb CbcbX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011100111 11 10110111 11 1111111 01111001001 11 1011111111 11 11111110 1011100101 11 011110111 11 111001100 10101110101 11 111110101 11 111101010 1011110101 11 010110 110110 11 1011110101 11 01010101 11111111 100
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 125
  • Average number of words per stanza: 21
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

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

    The author used the same words the, i, if at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The words/phrases cuckoo, i connect the lines.

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