This is an analysis of the poem The Man From Snowy River that begins with:

There was movement at the station, for the word had passed around
That the colt from old Regret had got away, ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcd efefagag dadababa bfbXaaaX ahahiXiX efefdgdX jkjklflf mamababX nonoacac dadaadad ndnd dgdg imimdpdpXgbgbbaba
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,4,4,17,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 111010101011101 10101011101 111011101110101 1101110001 101110100010111 1101011101 101011101011101 10111010001 111001101110101 0110011111 11110111011101 11101011111 11000101110101 1101010101 11011111010111 1101110101 11110101011101 11101011101 001001101110111 1111110101 111111101011111 11100010101 11101010000111001 10111010001 11111011101001 101111010101 101110101110101 11111111110 111011101010101 1011101110011 101010011110101 11011111010 1101010111001 10111111111 10101110000111001 0111010001 101010101010111 10101110101 111110101110101 11111101110 111110101010101 1101010101 1011101010110001 1101110101 11011101110001 1101110101 11011101110101 01110100110 11010101110101 10111010111 111010101110101 0101110101 111010101110101 11111110101 111010100011101 1100010111 11010101010111 1000010011 101010101110101 0111110101 11010100110111 0101110011 101110101110101 111101010100 111010101010101 0111010111 01111101010111 0111110111 101010101010101 11101011101 111110101010101 10101110101 11011101010101 1101010001 101010101010001 01101110101 101001101011101 10111010111 111010101110111 10100110001 111010101110101 10101010101 111010101110101 11101010001 111110101110101 00101010101 101110110110101 00101010111 111010101110101 1101010011 111011101111111 10111010101 101010101110101 11101010001 1011101010101001 1101110101 1111001011101 1111010011 101011101011101 1110011101 11010101011111 00101010111 01010100011101 10101010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 14
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 412
  • Average number of words per stanza: 75
  • Amount of lines: 104
  • Average number of symbols per line: 55 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; had, and, his, he, i, them, they, their are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, i, where, he are repeated.

    The author used the same words there, so, he, and at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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