This is an analysis of the poem An Anzac Cap that begins with:

It hangs on the wall, a trifle battered,
The wire is warped and the lining tattered.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabb ccdd eeffXddcc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 0110101010 01001101010 10100111001 00100100101 110111101 0100111101 0111110111 1110100101 111111111 0010100111 11101011 1111111001 10100111101 11001001101 1010110110011 010110110011
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 182
  • Average number of words per stanza: 36
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines one is repeated).

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  • summary of An Anzac Cap;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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