This is an analysis of the poem The Captain Of The Push that begins with:
As the night was falling slowly down on city, town and bush,
From a slum in Jones's Alley sloped the Captain of the Push; ... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aabbXc ddeeff gXhhii Xejjkk llmmaa XcXaeX AaffbX AaggXX AammbX nnggaa ddffnn XcooaX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,
- Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 101110101110111 0010101010010001 11101011110101 111010100010001 10101111010001 101011101010001 111011101011111 111110101011101 111010100010111 100011111010101 111011101011101 1010101011100111 111010101010111 11101010010100 1001110100010111 001011111010011 1010101010101010 1011101010001010 111011101111101 101000101010101 111010110011101 111100100010011 1110110001010101 111011101100111 1010100101010101 111010100110011 111010101110101 111110100110001 101011101010001 111110111010001 101011101010101 111010100010101 10100010101010100 111010101010001 111011011110011 110101111111101 1110010100010001 111010101010101 111111111000101 111111110010101 111010101110111 111110101011001 1110010100010001 111010101111101 111010100110101 11101111010001 11101000111011111 111010101100111 1110010100010001 111010101111101 111110101111111 100010101111101 101111101010101 101111101011001 111101111011101 101010101000101 110110101110001 111010101000111 101010101010001 101010100010001 111010101110001 101010101010101 101010100010111 101010111010111 101011101110101 111010101110111 001010101010001 101010101011001 111010101010101 111010101010101 101010111010001 101010101010001
- Amount of stanzas: 12
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 400
- Average number of words per stanza: 73
- Amount of lines: 72
- Average number of symbols per line: 66 (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; he, and, his, i, him, to, or, ', would, you, must, of, nameless are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words now, would are repeated.
The author used the same word now at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines ' is repeated).
The poet repeated the same word ' at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.
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