This is an analysis of the poem Come Ye Home that begins with:

Listening (said the old, grey Digger) . . .
With my finger on the trigger... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabccb ccdccd eefXcX XdcdghXhiX jjfccf ggdccd ccfccf jkjkglgliX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,10,6,6,6,10,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100101110 01101010 1110000101011101 10110010 10101110 111111100111101 100101110 11101010 001111101111101 111101010 11111010 011110101010111 101011101 11101011 0010100101010111 11101100 11101010 1011111011111110 11111010 1111101 00111010 1011101 11101110 00111001 00110000 1010001 1011111 1111101 100011110 11101010 111111101110101 10101010 11101110 1010101011101011 100101110 10101010 1110101010100101 10111110 11100010 10100011010001001 100101010 00101110 1110111010101101 00111010 11001010 10111110101101 11101010 1110101 11001110 1111101 00111110 1010101 01111110 1101101 01110101 11111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 286
  • Average number of words per stanza: 52
  • Amount of lines: 56
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (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; i, and, ye, of are repeated.

    The author used the same word listening at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines me is repeated).

    The poet repeated the same word ' at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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