This is an analysis of the poem Aboriginal Landscape that begins with:

You're stepping on your father, my mother said,
and indeed I was standing exactly in the center...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcd aef gc hei agcXhif ccX gj fXcbf dh jkbabfj ffkk aXjcXag
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,3,2,3,7,3,2,5,2,7,4,7,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011101101 10111100100010 0010111100110 1101111111101 11011101010 100110100101 1111011001010100 111000101 11010111001 0101011011101 11110101010100101 10110110 11110100111 111100010101 01110101010110 010100111001010110101 0101100111101001010 10011001010010 10101111 001011101 110101 110110101101 11011101101 100111 11011011010011 101010010101110100 1000010111011 101011100010 10001010100101 1101111101 101011010110 1101111111111 101110001 10110100010111110 0101110101 00101011110 1111111101 11001111101010100 1111110100101 11011010 1111001010 11111110010100 11110111 10111111101 1111011 0101001 001111 010010011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 13
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 173
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • Amount of lines: 48
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (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; to, it, i, he are repeated.

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

    The author used the same words you're, do at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Aboriginal Landscape;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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