This is an analysis of the poem A Mulga Romance that begins with:

Oh, he led his love through the church's aisle,
And be cried 'You bet!' with an eight horse smile.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbcX ddeeffdd bbddXXggXX XXccXg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,8,10,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 11101101010 1011101111 1010111111 1010100101 1010110111 1110111111 1011101101 0100100111 1110110101 0010100111 1110100111 11100100101 1011100111 1010100101 1011110111 1100100111 1110101111 0101100101 1101101111 1110100101 1101101101 11111001011 1100100111 01101110110 1111101111 110100101 1010111101 111100101 1111100111 11101101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 335
  • Average number of words per stanza: 69
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (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; his, and, ' are repeated.

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

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

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  • summary of A Mulga Romance;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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