This is an analysis of the poem A Midsummer Noon In The Australian Forest that begins with:

A MIDSUMMER NOON IN THE AUSTRALIAN FOREST
Not a bird disturbs the air! ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bbcX dddeeffcc gghXeeibjjbbaaaiiii jjcchkiihk hhll X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,9,19,10,4,1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011010001010 1010101 1010101 1011101 1010101 1001101 1011111 1010111 10010111 1001101 10010101 01000101 11011101 1011101 10101010 01101110 1010101 11001000 01010101 1111111 11011100 01110011 010101 10100101 1010101 1110101 1000101 1000101 0010101 110001110 10001110 011111110 10111110 10010101 10101001 1110101 01010101 1110001 01011100 1010001010 10001010 1010111 1110100 11100101 1001101 0010101 1010100 1100010101101001010100010110110
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 236
  • Average number of words per stanza: 40
  • Amount of lines: 48
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines keep, flight, higher, fire are repeated).

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