This is an analysis of the poem Bush Hay that begins with:

The stamp of Scotland is on his face,
But he sailed to the South a lad,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbdefE ghghfefE ciciXehEXgfdfgeaE
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,17,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 010100101 11100101 1111100111 10101111 1100101101 0011101 1011110111 00111111 011110111 00000100 1110110101 0011101 1100110111 1110101 1110101111 00111111 010100101 0100111 1111100101 1100101 111010111 1100101 1101110111 00111111 1110111101 11110101 0011100101 00110101 101001100101 110101 1110100111 00111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 302
  • Average number of words per stanza: 63
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; he is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is 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 hay at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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  • summary of Bush Hay;
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  • history of its creation;
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