This is an analysis of the poem Wattle And Myrtle that begins with:

Gold of the tangled wilderness of wattle,
   Break in the lone green hollows of the hills, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXX Xcbc XdXd XeXe adXd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10010100010 1001110001 11010100010 11010001001 10110101110 1001001101 10111100010 1001010011 10011101010 10110100011 10110100010 1001010111 10011101010 1001110001 10011100010 1001000101 11011101010 1101010101 10011100010 1001010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 205
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 51 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

    The author used the same word surely at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of Wattle And Myrtle;
  • central theme;
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  • history of its creation;
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