This is an analysis of the poem Up North that begins with:

Oh, Bill and Joe to the north have gone,
A green shirt on their back;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abCb Cded eece fgXg XahaXfdhd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 111100111 011111 11110111 011001 11110111 110101 11010101 111101 111101101 111101 11011101 100101 01011101 110111 10111101 011111 11110101 101101 11010101 111001 11110101 1100101 11110001 011001
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 123
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (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.

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

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