This is an analysis of the poem The Swagless Swaggie that begins with:

This happened many years ago
Before the bush was cleared,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xaba baca dbab aefe egeg ghXh geie acec ghch gheh ajXj gaja dhkh bljX icac adjd geee dXdl jfff ajkj dkdkXfggg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010001 010111 110011111 110101 11011101 010111 01110111 010101 11011101 110111 11111101 110001 11011001 110111 11110001 11011 11110101 000111 11010101 111111 010011111 011101 01010100 110101 10011101 010101 110011101 010101 11011111 011101 01110101 11011 11011101 110101 01010001 110101 01011101 110101 10010101 110101 11011111 010111 11110111 111101 11110011 111101 11011111 111110 11011101 1111111 11111001 110101 11011101 110101 0111011 111001 11011101 111101 1111101 011001 11000110 110101 1111011 11011 01000101 110101 11010101 011101 01011100 010101 01010101 111101 11010101 11110 01011101 010101 01010111 110101 010010101 11011 111100101 010101 01011101 010101 01010101 011101 11010111 111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 22
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 120
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 88
  • 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; cursed, he, and, me, pinched, they, i, em, laughed are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words no, i, the are repeated.

    The author used the same words i, the at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of The Swagless Swaggie;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

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