This is an analysis of the poem 'Shouting' For A Camel that begins with:

It was over at Coolgardie that a mining speculator,
Who was going down the township just to make a bit o' chink,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXbbc dedec afXfX ghXhXcXgggggc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,5,5,13,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011011010101010 111010101010111 1101001000101000 101111100110101 101011111010101 1111011010001 1010101010101010 111011001111001 1110101010101110 101010100010101 1111011010001 1010111011101010 101110111011101 1110101010111110 101010101110101 111101110001 1111101001101110 101011101110101 1010101110101010 0111101100010001 111011001110101 1111011010101 1010001001111010 01011111010001 1110101010111110 01111110110101 011010101110101 1011011010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 333
  • Average number of words per stanza: 65
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 59 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 12
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; he, and, him, to, you are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines drink, shout are repeated).

    The poet repeated the same word go at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of 'Shouting' For A Camel;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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