This is an analysis of the poem Yarra Glen that begins with:

Where the Yarra dreams along,
Now in shadow, now in sun,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcbcb dedefcfc ghghcici hjhjhbhb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010101 1011101 1000101 1110101 1111101 1010100 1110111 1010101 1010101 101101 1011101 1010101 1011101 1000111 1000101 1010101 1100111 1110101 1011111 10100101 1010101 1010101 1000101 1011101 0011101 1110101 0010111 10100001 1010101 1110101 1100111 1010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 240
  • Average number of words per stanza: 43
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.

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

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

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