This is an analysis of the poem Botany Bay that begins with:

Farewell to old England for ever,
Farewell to my rum culls as well,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcb dXEXE afgf Xgcg XeXe heheXdede
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,5,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110110110 11011111 110011110 111101101 10 10111101100 101111011 10111101100 101111011 1010101010 101011011 10110101100 11111011 1101101101 11110111 1011111010 11001111 1111011111 111110101 1100100100 11001001 1110100101 11111011 1100101101 10011011 1111111111 11001101 1101111111 111101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 153
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 29
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (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; to, farewell, li, singing, too, ral, ooral, there's, we, for, es are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words farewell, singing, there's, 'tain't are repeated.

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