This is an analysis of the poem A Bush Christmas that begins with:

The sun burns hotly thro' the gums
As down the road old Rogan comes ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: AabXcddeec ffgXXggeXX aXaaXgXbXX hXccciXaac AaeXgggaaX bbaaeaaaXe hhbbiaaXXX aaccXeeXgX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01110101 11011101 01000101 01010100 1101010011 11011101 10010101 11010001 11111101 0101010101 11011101 01011111 01011001 11011101 1111011101 111000111 11011101 11110101 01111101 0101110011 11111100 11010110 11010111 11110101 0101100111 010110111 11110110 11011101 01010101 1111111110 01011111 11111111 01110101 11010101 1101010111 11110101 110101010 11010101 11111111 1101011101 01110101 01000101 01010111 11010101 1101111111 11010101 11110111 11010101 11010101 1111110111 10011101 11010101 110100101 01011101 1111010101 01110111 11001100 010011101 11111100 1111010101 01010101 11010101 11011111 01011101 0111010100 11000111 11011101 11110101 11011011 1101110110 01110101 11000101 11010111 11010111 1101000101 11111101 110101001 110111110 111111110 11110110010
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 367
  • Average number of words per stanza: 72
  • Amount of lines: 80
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

    The author used the same word the at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

    The poet repeated the same word ' at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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