This is an analysis of the poem The Genesis Of Gloom [australian Variety] that begins with:

Once upon a time, in days remote,
A politician bought a vote.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbcc bbddee ccfacc XXgghh bbiiaa hhjjbbf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101010101 01010101 01110111 11000101 01011110 11010101 10011111 11110101 11011101 01000111 10110101 01010001 10010001 10010011 11110100 01010111 11110011 01010101 100101 01110101 11011111 01010101 11001101 01101111 11010101 11110101 11011011 11010001 01000101 11010001 10111101 01011101 10010101 01111101 11001111 01010111 01010100
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 210
  • Average number of words per stanza: 39
  • Amount of lines: 42
  • 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:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

  • summary of The Genesis Of Gloom [australian Variety];
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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