This is an analysis of the poem Australian Bards And Bush Reviewers that begins with:

While you use your best endeavour to immortalise in verse
The gambling and the drink which are your country's greatest curse, ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabb aacc ddee ffgg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 111110100100001 010010111110101 11101010110101 1010101010100011 011010101011111 101010101110111 011010101010101 101000101010101 011110101011111 1011101011100111 0010010101010101 111000101010101 101111101010101 111010101111011 101010101010101 11010101110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 252
  • Average number of words per stanza: 44
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 63 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 11
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, you are repeated.

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

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