This is an analysis of the poem A Day's Ride that begins with:

Bold are the mounted robbers who on stolen horses ride
And bold the mounted troopers who patrol the Sydney side;...

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabb bbaa aaXc bbXX ddbb eedd bbff XXbb XXgg ddcc eehh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 11010101110101 11010101010101 11001110111111 11001111010101 01010111111101 11111111010111 11010011110101 110101011101 11010111010101 11110101110101 11111101111111 11011101110101 11111101010111 01010101010101 01010101010101 11011011110111 11010111110101 11110101110101 10010101011101 01010101110111 11011111111101 110111010110101 111111001010111 10010101110101 10010101011101 110000101010101 111100010101001 10000111011101 110111011100100 01110111110101 01010101110101 11010111010001 11100101101111 11010101110111 01010101010101 01011100010001 01010101011001 01011101010001 11010101010101 10111101010001 11110101010101 01011101110101 11011101010101 01010101111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 11
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 243
  • Average number of words per stanza: 44
  • Amount of lines: 44
  • Average number of symbols per line: 60 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 11
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, his, he, to, ' are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines ' is repeated).

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