This is an analysis of the poem O Nightingale! Thou Surely Art that begins with:

O Nightingale! thou surely art
A creature of a "fiery heart":--... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbbccaaddeeddXXffee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 20,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11001101 0100010010 11011111 110010011 11100101 11100101 010100101 01111101 11011101 11001101 11011111 01010101 01110011 10011101 10111111 111100011 110101010 100111010 010011101 11010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 711
  • Average number of words per stanza: 131
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.

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

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