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

GIVE us from dawn to dark
Blue of Australian skies, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab bcbc dede fbfb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110101 100101 110101 101111 111101 100111 101001 111001 110101 101101 1010001 100111 110111 1001010 1101001 1101110
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 122
  • Average number of words per stanza: 20
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

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

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