This is an analysis of the poem The Bush Fire that begins with:

Let's have a tiny little bush fire.
It's a cold, cold night tonight.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abccb Xdbbd aebbe fgbbg XXbbX Xcffc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101010110 0011101 11100110 00100010 10101111 1010101010 010001 11101110 00111010 1111101 11101010110 0011001 11101010 11101110 111111 1110101010 110111 11101110 11101110 1011001 011010101010 1010101 11110010 10111110 1111111 011010101010 111001 10111010 10100010 1011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 174
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • 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:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

    The author used the same word it 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 it is repeated).

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  • summary of The Bush Fire;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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