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

Born to the sun and smiling skies,
And bird-songs to the morning flung,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababacXc dedefgfg dbdbahah
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10011101 11100101 01001101 01111101 11010101 11010101 011000100 11010101 01110101 01010101 11110101 01011111 10011111 10001101 01110101 01000111 01010001 10110101 11111001 01000101 11010101 11110001 11001111 010100001
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 276
  • Average number of words per stanza: 49
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (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; to is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word the is repeated.

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

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

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