This is an analysis of the poem Watching The Crows that begins with:

A bushman got lost in a scrub in the North,
And all the long morning the searchers went forth.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbcc ddeeff gghhiiXiieecc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 01011001001 11011001011 11101111101 11101101001 11001101001 01011011001 01011011001 11101101001 11011001011 01101101011 111001001011 01101001011 11011001001 11011101011 11111011001 11011001111 11001101111 01011001001 01001110111 101111001011 11111011011 01101101101 11011001101 101011001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 285
  • Average number of words per stanza: 55
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 47 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word the is repeated.

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  • summary of Watching The Crows;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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