This is an analysis of the poem The Birds that begins with:

The world begins again!
Not wholly insufflated ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaXXbaXXbX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 11,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010101 1101000 010001 0101100 00101 110011 1001 1111 010101 110101010 10101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 278
  • Average number of words per stanza: 45
  • Amount of lines: 11
  • 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:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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