This is an analysis of the poem The Chinaman that begins with:
What brings you here, John Chinaman,
Why come to New South Wales?...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: Xaba cdcX Xebe cdcX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: ballad stanza
- Metre: 11111100 110111 11111101 011011 101010111 001001 11011101 01110100 11111100 1100011 01110111 111101 11111011 111111 110010101 10111000
- Amount of stanzas: 4
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 129
- Average number of words per stanza: 24
- Amount of lines: 16
- Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 6
Mood of the speaker:
The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.
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