This is an analysis of the poem A Christ-Child Day In Australia that begins with:

A COPPER concave of a sky
Hangs high above my head. ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd efef bfbf cgcg ghgh ibib bfbf fjfj kiki bhbX clcl bjbjXlblb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01001001 110111 11010011 010101 01110101 110101 1101001011 010101 11111111 110111 11010111 1100101 01011111 110101 10110101 110101 10110101 010101 11010101 10100111 101100111 110011 01001101 010011 111100111 110011 11110111 010111 11101001 1001001 11011101 110100 01010101 010111 01010101 010101 01010101 010101 10110101 110101 11010111 010111 01010111 010110 10010101 001111 11111010 110111 11111101 110111 10011111 011111 11011101 111101 11011101 110011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 2096
  • Average number of words per stanza: 329
  • Amount of lines: 69
  • 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, her, i are repeated.

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

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