This is an analysis of the poem The Bonny Port Of Sydney that begins with:

The lovely Port of Sydney
Lies laughing to the sky,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababaXacXdadXcac XeXeacXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0101010 110001 0101010 1010101 11101110 1110111 10101010 1110001 0101110 110101 10101010 1010001 10101010 110101 10101010 1110001 11111010 1111101 11101010 1111101 10101010 1110101 11111010 1110011
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 360
  • Average number of words per stanza: 74
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, no, it are repeated.

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

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

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  • history of its creation;
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