This is an analysis of the poem Bushland that begins with:

Not sweeter to the storm-tossed mariner
   Is glimpse of home, where wife and children wait ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaaXbbcdccdccc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1100011100 1101111101 1101010101 1001110101 1101110101 1111100101 1101010111 110111111 1101011101 1101010101 1101110101 1111101101 1101001101 1111110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 789
  • Average number of words per stanza: 117
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 55 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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  • summary of Bushland;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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