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

Hard by the gate-way of the East
She dips within her market square... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcccc dedefdfd ghghihih hdhdjdjd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011001 11010101 01001111 11110101 01010101 01110101 11011111 01110011 01010001 01010111 11010111 01011101 11010101 11010101 11010001 11110101 01011101 01110101 01110101 01011101 11111101 11010101 11111101 01111101 11010111 01011101 01010111 01011111 11110010 01000111 11110101 11110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 280
  • Average number of words per stanza: 52
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (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; and is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words a, with are repeated.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

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

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