This is an analysis of the poem The Emu Of Whroo that begins with:

WE’VE a tale to tell you of a spavined emit,
A bird with a smile like a crack in a hat,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXabcbcdd efefgdgdhh didibjbjkk eieidhdhaa Xijighghll hdhdgmhmii aXaabmbmnn kkkkohohff ipipXapXnn aiaioaoall ikikoqoqmm
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1010110010001 01001101001 11111001001 01001001111 011010110110 01101101101 111110010010 11111101001 101101101011 001001001001 11101101011 01111011111 0010011001101 01111111011 011010110010 01011101101 110010010110 11001111001 101101101101 011011101111 011001101101 01111001101 111101111101 01001011001 111110111010 11001011101 110010110110 11011011011 11101011101 101011001001 001101111011 01001101001 111001001011 10101011011 110110110111 01101111101 110110111110 11001111011 001011111101 101101001001 01101001001 11101001001 101001101011 11101011001 010110110010 01001111111 1101010010010 11001111011 101101111101 111011111001 111011101001 11010010101 11101101011 11101111101 010010011010 11101101001 110110110111 01101011011 101111101001 001011001111 101111101001 01101111110 111111011011 11111011001 110110010010 110010101001 110111111110 11001101001 001001011001 011001011001 111011111111 1101011101001 111001101001 11011001011 110110110110 11011001011 011110111010 01111101011 111101101101 111111001001 011001101011 01101111011 111001101011 1101011001 011000110110 01001111001 011110111010 11001101010 101001001001 111101011001 101101101001 11011111011 11110111101 010011101001 111010110110 11001011101 100010110110 01101111011 111101101101 101111111101 011111101111 11101111111 11101001101 11001001111 111110110010 11011001101 111010010110 01111001001 1111110110001 111001001011
  • Amount of stanzas: 11
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 488
  • Average number of words per stanza: 96
  • Amount of lines: 110
  • Average number of symbols per line: 48 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, her, and, or, his, she, if are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, and are repeated.

    The author used the same word but at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase her connects the lines.

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

  • summary of The Emu Of Whroo;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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