This is an analysis of the poem How The Sailor Rode The Brumby that begins with:

There was an agile sailor lad
Who longed to know the bush...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbdcdccXcXedXd eaaacece fafaghgh ededijij didXajajeaeX kdXdeXecaiai ldXXacac eaeaciei eXeXlkck
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,8,8,8,12,12,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11110101 110101 10011101 111101 110101001 110101 11011101 111101 110101111 01110100 11010101 010101 11110111 1100101 11010101 110111 11111100 110001 010011101 110101 11001001 110111 11010100 110101 01010101 011111 11111111 110111 11111101 010111 1111001101 110111 11011101 011111 11110111 1100101 01000101 110011 11110111 111101 01011101 110101 1010101011 100100010 01011101 111101 01010101 110101 11011111 010111 111010111 1110100 01111101 011101 1101100110 010101 11010101 11111000 110111101 110101 01011111 1110011 10100111 0100101 01110101 11011011 11011111010 110001010 01011101 010101 11010101 110101 11010101 110101 11010101 011111 11010101 1010101 01110111 111111 111010111 11110100 111110101 1111100 11100101 110110 110001101 010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 324
  • Average number of words per stanza: 60
  • Amount of lines: 88
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; and, it are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words he, and, the, they, from, now are repeated.

    The author used the same word the at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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