This is an analysis of the poem The Sleepout that begins with:
Childhood sleeps in a verandah room
in an iron bed close to the wall...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abXa cbXa Xdec XeXe Xadc
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
- Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 111001001 011011001 101010010 10110101 110111110 101011001 111001110 11101001 101110100 111011010 101110011 1101011110 01010110 011001011 1011010110 011001010 1100110110 1011101010 111010010 11010111
- Amount of stanzas: 5
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 150
- Average number of words per stanza: 27
- Amount of lines: 20
- Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 7
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.
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- summary of The Sleepout;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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