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

Blokes ~ 'Erb
Do you know 'Erb? Now, there's a dinkum sport. ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xaabbccdd cceeffaa ggeeaee ddhhhhaa dgigiaead hahagdjd hhhhkhkh Xhahgdgd hggaaddaa cclleefX gjhhddmm amcmcfnfn gogoinin hXXXaoao kXkXlXlX XoaoaXaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,8,7,8,9,8,8,8,9,8,8,9,8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11 1111110101 0111111101 0111001111 1111110101 1100011111 1101010011 1111011101 1101011101 1101011111 1101011111 1111010101 1011101001 1101010101 1101011001 0101011111 1001110101 1101010111 1001110101 0101010001 1101011111 1101110101 1101011101 1111010101 1101011001 1110111001 1111011101 1100111111 0101011101 11011011111 1111000101 1111110101 11 1111110101 1111011001 1100010011 0101010101 1101011111 1111010001 1101010101 1101011001 1111110101 1111011111 1111011101 1001010111 11010010001 1101111101 1111010101 11110001001 1101101111 1101111111 1111011101 11001010001 1101011111 1101010111 1111010101 1111011101 1111111101 0111010101 1011110111 1101010101 0101010111 0110110111 1001010111 1101110111 11 11111111001 0101111111 1101011001 1101010111 00010010101 1101111111 01001111101 0101010101 1111100101 1100010101 1101110101 1101010101 1111011101 0101110111 1101011101 11001010101 1111110101 1101010011 1111110001 1001110001 1111111101 1111111101 0111011111 01011010101 11 011011111001 010011010010 1011111111 110111110110 1101011011 11111010110 11101111011 1111110010010 110011011101 110011110010 11111111001 111011110110 11001001011 111011011010 11101111101 0110110110110 11111011101 110010110110 1111111011 111010010110 1111111011 11010110110 11011001111 11011011110 1011111101 101111110111 1101101101 11010011011 11111111011 100011110110 11011011001 110110111010 1001111101 10111110110 11111001011 111111010110 01001011011 110110010110 01111010111 1110111010010
  • Amount of stanzas: 13
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 441
  • Average number of words per stanza: 86
  • Amount of lines: 134
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; an', to, he, that, gus, all, 'e, you, some are repeated.

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

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