This is an analysis of the poem 'Mac' that begins with:

In every little country place, all up and down the land,
From ageing cradles of the race to Never-Never Land ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabXXXc aaddccbX eeffaaaa ggaacXbX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 010010101111101 01010001010101 001010100010111 11010111110111 11110111110101 110101111001101 11010101111101 01010101010101 11100101110101 1010100010101 11010101011011 01101101011101 01010101110111 111010101111101 111010100010111 11011101110101 101010111110101 01010101010101 110101001110101 011101101100101 11011101110101 11010100111101 10110101111101 010010101111111 101111111011101 11110101010001 11010101011101 110010101010111 11010111110110 1110111001100111 11010101011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 462
  • Average number of words per stanza: 92
  • Amount of lines: 31
  • Average number of symbols per line: 59 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 12
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, job, to, that, he, never, of are repeated.

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

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

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

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