This is an analysis of the poem Macquarie Harbour that begins with:

Macquarie Harbour jailers lock
the sullen gates no more..... ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abacb ddddd eceec
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 1010101 010111 111101001 01010101 011101 11010101 110101 11011101 01110101 11101 11110101 110101 01010101 11010111 110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 164
  • Average number of words per stanza: 28
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • 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.

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  • summary of Macquarie Harbour;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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