This is an analysis of the poem Song Of The Torres Strait Islands that begins with:
Bold Torres, the sailor, came and went,
with his swarthy, storm-worn band,... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abXbXaXa acacXada aeXeXaXa dcXcXada acacdaXa
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: limerick
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 111010111 0010111 11100101 010101 110100111 110011 101010111 0100101 101010111 100101 111111111 1010101 11111111 1100101 0100100101 10110101 10110011 100100101 010100101 1011111 110110101 1110101 101110101 1010101 0100110101 10100111 111010111 100101 010110101 011110 1011101001 11110101 1101111101 100100101 101010111 1011111 10011111 1101111 010100101 0100101
- Amount of stanzas: 5
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 291
- Average number of words per stanza: 54
- Amount of lines: 40
- Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 7
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of is repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words no, the are repeated.
The poet repeated the same word strait at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.
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