This is an analysis of the poem Shifting Camp that begins with:

Glint of gumtrees in the dawn,
so million coloured: bush wind-borne ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabb bbcc ddee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010001 11010111 11101010 110001010 10001010 010001010 10110111 01011101 1001101 00011101 010100101 101010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 141
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (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; of, crack are repeated.

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

  • summary of Shifting Camp;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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