This is an analysis of the poem Australian Spring that begins with:

The bleak faced Winter, with his braggart winds
(Coiled to his scrawny throat in tattered black), ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXb acXc caXa XdXd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0111000101 1001010101 1101100101 0111000101 1101010101 1101010111 010100101 0111010101 11001011101 1100110101 0101010101 1100010101 01111000101 1111011101 1101000101 0101110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 176
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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; his is repeated.

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  • summary of Australian Spring;
  • central theme;
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  • history of its creation;
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