This is an analysis of the poem Prelude - From The Man From Snowy River And Other Verses that begins with:

I have gathered these stories afar
In the wind and the rain,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcd efefcXcb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111011001 001101 001101011 101001 101011001 101001 111001011 11001 111011011 01011 00101000 11011 111001111 11110 011111001 11101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 248
  • Average number of words per stanza: 47
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Prelude - From The Man From Snowy River And Other Verses;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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