This is an analysis of the poem A Post-Cup Tale that begins with:

I'ad the money in me 'and!
Fair dinkum! Right there, by the stand.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabbccccddXX eefffXXXe ffccXcXXffggaXaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,9,16,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 10010011 11011101 11111101 111001111 100111101 11111111 01010111 11011001 11011101 11110001 100111101 11010011 10111101 11011101 1110111 11110111 11111001 100111101 11110100 01111101 11010101 11111011 11011111 11011101 10110111 11011111 11111011 11010011 10111100 10111101 10011101 01110011 10011011 101110101 11010011 11111110 11111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 431
  • Average number of words per stanza: 89
  • Amount of lines: 37
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • 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 speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

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

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase missed connects the lines.

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

  • summary of A Post-Cup Tale;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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