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

Rugged men and tough men these,
Men of the lonely ways,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaabcbc dedecfcf gdgdbbbX cecehbhb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011111 100101 1110111 10100101 11010101 1011101 110100011 1011101 1010101 100111 1010110101 110101 101110101 101101 100110101 1010011 0100101111 101011 1111100101 1100101 1010010101 001001001 11011101 010100 110100111 101101 101011001 110111 01001101011 0010001 00100101111 111001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 264
  • Average number of words per stanza: 50
  • Amount of lines: 35
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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