This is an analysis of the poem The Dinkum Aussie Block that begins with:

What have we missed? Now he returns no more
We are left with but our blindness to deplore,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbcccc XXdXddee ffggccaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111110111 11101110001 1101010101 1101010101 1000010101 1101110101 1101011101 1100011111 11110001110 101110001 1111011101 11110001110 1111101101 1101010101 0111010101 0111010101 1101110001 0101010101 1111001111 1101010001 1111111101 0111010101 1101011111 0111111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 347
  • Average number of words per stanza: 62
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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  • summary of The Dinkum Aussie Block;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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