This is an analysis of the poem Advance Australia that begins with:

Borrowin' over the water; I've seen it all before
Raisin' loans (said Old George Jones)... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abaXcXc XXdddX efXbfeb Xebbbebb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,6,7,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10010010110101 1011111 1011101 10010010 0010101 1011101 110101 1111011011101 1001101110111 1111101 11110101 11110111 111111 10010010110101 11011101 010111 1111010 00111 101010101 0100101 100011011111100 01010101110101 11110111 11010101 11111101 111101 01010101 0111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 256
  • Average number of words per stanza: 48
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • 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; an' is repeated.

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  • summary of Advance Australia;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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