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

Oh, came you up by the place of dread
(west red, and the moon low down)...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abacacdbdb abaXaCebeb fbfcfCgbgb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111110101 1110111 111110111 1011110111 1011100101 0010100101 110011111 01110111 111100111 1110111 111110101 1110111 0101010101 1010110110 111100111 0010100101 1011100101 01110101 111101111 1110111 011110101 1110111 111110101 011110111 110101101 0010100101 100101111 01110111 010100101 1110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 395
  • Average number of words per stanza: 78
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, in 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 down at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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