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

THROUGH heat and cold, and shower and sun,
Still onward cheerly driving!... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abABcDCDAEAEfbfbdgdghihiajajadadcbcbkgkgcjcXleleaeaeggggfcfckXkbdbdblgXgcDCDababAEAEmbmblblbfafaciciabAB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 104,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111111011 1101010 11010101 1101010 11010101 0111011 01100111 01010101 01010111 1101110 11110101 1101110 01110001 01010010 11010101 1101010 010010101 1101010 01111101 1101010 01011111 1101010 010101001 1101010 11011110 101001110 11111111 1101110 11110111 11010101 11110001 1111011 11010101 1101010 11010111 11010010 11000101 01110010 11010101 11001110 10010111 1101110 11110101 10111111 11010101 1101110 11111101 010110 111100101 11011110 11111101 1101110 110111001 1111111 01010001 0101111 01011111 1101010 110011111 1101010 11010101 1111000 01000101 0111010 11010101 0101010 110011101 1101010 01011101 1101010 11010101 0101010 11010101 0111011 01100111 01010101 01000101 0101010 01001101 0111010 01010111 1101110 11110101 1101110 01010011 1101010 1101010 1101010 111100101 0101110 11010101 1101110 100101111 1101010 01011111 0101110 110010111 01001010 11010101 1101110 111111011 1111010 11010101 1101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 3442
  • Average number of words per stanza: 606
  • Amount of lines: 104
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (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; and, of are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, or, no are repeated.

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

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