This is an analysis of the poem Inscription To Western Australia that begins with:

Nation of sun and sin,
Thy flowers and crimes are red, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcddcXcaaac
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100111 1101111 1110101 1010111 100101 111101 101101 10101101 101111 101101 110101 110101 01100100
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 198
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 13
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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; and, thy are repeated.

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

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