This is an analysis of the poem After All that begins with:

The brooding ghosts of Australian night have gone from the bush and town;
My spirit revives in the morning breeze, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaXbb ccbb Xddbb cXcbb eebb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,4,5,5,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 0101001011100111 1100100101 10110111 0100110101 1010111 11111101010001101 0101001011010111 010010011100101111 01110010011010111 11101101010011101 11100111111 1100111 01010010111100101 10101001011100001 11101101110011101 0110111111010111 1111100101 10101101 10101101111110111 1101001010001101 1111110111100101 01001111100101101 1111101011111111 1111101110001101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 295
  • Average number of words per stanza: 59
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 61 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 12
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, of, be, world, i, my are repeated.

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

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

    The poet repeated the same word all at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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  • summary of After All;
  • central theme;
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  • history of its creation;
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