This is an analysis of the poem The Lost Leichardt that begins with:

Another search for Leichhardt's tomb,
Though fifty years have fled ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcbcb dbdB efef XdcX cXcX gggg gcgc ghgh ibiB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01011101 110011 11010001 1101001 11010101 010111 01010111 010001 11111111 011101 11111101 110101 01110101 111101 11100011 111111 11110111 010101 011010111 0111010 110100101 110101 01010101 01010010 01001101 011101 010100101 110101 01110101 010111 01011101 010111 11010101 111101 01001111 011101 11110101 111101 11110100 110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 149
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 40
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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