This is an analysis of the poem Ballarat that begins with:

The digger's cultured daughter:
Her youth was wildly free.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaXbcbc adadceXe cdcdcfcf agagadad
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0101010 011101 1101010 01110 1101010 110101 1101110 110101 0101010 101111 0110010 110001 0101010 110101 11001100 010111 1111010 010101 1101110 01100101 1111010 0100001 0100010 010011 0101010 100111 1100110 110100 0101010 010001 0111010 011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 214
  • Average number of words per stanza: 38
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 26 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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