This is an analysis of the poem A Bushman's Love that begins with:

You say we bushmen cannot love—
Our lives are too prosaic: hence... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AbbacdceXfefXddgghgh Aiiagdgdg Ahahgccgjgjg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 20,9,12,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110101 11110101 11111101 11011101 11010001 11000101 01000101 11010101 11011101 11110101 11010101 11000101 11111100 11010101 11000101 11010101 01010101 110011001 01110001 11001101 11110101 11110101 11010101 11010101 11011111 11010101 11111101 11010101 110110101 11110101 11011011 110101001 01010111 11110111 01010101 11010011 01010001 110100001 11001101 01010111 11011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 456
  • Average number of words per stanza: 88
  • Amount of lines: 41
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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