This is an analysis of the poem The Stringy-Bark Tree that begins with:
There's the whitebox and pine on the ridges afar,
Where the iron-bark, blue-gum, and peppermint are;... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aabbccbb ccbb ccdd eebb
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,4,4,4,
- Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 1010011101001 101011111011 101001011001 101001101011 101011001001 101011001001 101111011011 101101001011 111101011001 111111001101 111011001110 111011101011 11011001011 101111011111 101101011101 101001001011 11001011111 101011011101 111111001111 1011001001011
- Amount of stanzas: 4
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 262
- Average number of words per stanza: 50
- Amount of lines: 20
- Average number of symbols per line: 52 (very long strings)
- Average number of words per line: 10
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, bark, of, stringy, for are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.
The poet repeated the same word tree at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.
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