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

DEAR old road, wheel-worn and broken,
Winding through the forest green,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aAaabcdcefffegXg faXaffhf aibiefXfefbfjkXk fldlijij imimieee bibieghgXbaaAdeee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,8,16,8,8,17,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111110 1010101 10111011 1010101 11101110 1010101 00111010 1010101 10101010 1010101 10110010 1010101 10101010 1110101 10111011 1011111 10111010 1110101 11111010 10100101 10101010 1010101 10100010 1010001 11111110 1010111 10111010 1010001 11111110 1110101 10110011 1011101 10101010 1110101 11101010 1000101 11101010 0110011 10101010 1110111 11101010 1011101 10101010 1010101 10111110 1110111 10101010 1110101 10111110 0011001 10101110 1011111 10111010 1110101 10101110 10010101 11111010 1111101 11101110 11100001 11101010 1011001 10111010 0010101 11011110 1010111 00111110 1010101 10101010 1010101 10111110 1110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 352
  • Average number of words per stanza: 61
  • Amount of lines: 72
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; with is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, here are repeated.

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  • summary of The Old Bush Road;
  • central theme;
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