This is an analysis of the poem On A Goldfinch, Starved To Death In His Cage that begins with:
Time was when I was free as air,
The thistle's downy seed my fare,... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aabccbddeffeXghggh
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 18,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: ballad stanza
- Metre: 11111111 01010111 110101 111011001 11011101 111101 11010101 11010101 100101 11111101 01011101 110101 11011111 11101001 1101001 11001101 11011111 1011001
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 580
- Average number of words per stanza: 110
- Amount of lines: 18
- Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 6
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; my, and are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words my, and are repeated.
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