This is an analysis of the poem The Mallee Fire that begins with:

I SUPPOSE it just depends on where you’re raised,
Once I met a cove as swore by green belar! ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaXbb cdcdbb eXedff dXdXgg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10101011111 11101111110 110011111 1111101111 101000101011010 101001101011110 001010100101 11101011111 1010111111 11111010101 11110011011010 10100101010100010 110111110111 11000010011 10101011101 11111010001 1111111001101011 0111110001111 11001010111 10100011101 11111110111 1111111101 111110111111010 111111100011010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1397
  • Average number of words per stanza: 270
  • Amount of lines: 27
  • Average number of symbols per line: 51 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, and, s, em, as, blow are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines em is repeated).

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

  • summary of The Mallee Fire;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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