This is an analysis of the poem Song Of The Squatter that begins with:

The Commissioner bet me a pony—I won,
So he cut off exactly two-thirds of my run; ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabb bbaa cccc bbbb ddee eeff gXgg ggaa ggdd gggg gggg hhaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 001001101011 111101011011 111111001011 11011001011 1011010011011 111011011011 111011011001 110001001001 101101011001 111001111101 101001111111 1110110111111 001001101101 001111111001 101111111101 111011011001 001001011001 111001011001 101001111001 111011001001 01001101101 01111111111 101101001011 1111001101001 101111101101 110110110110 101011011101 111011001001 001001001011 01101111011 111101011011 11001001001 01101001001 101011011001 10011001001 111101111001 01011101101 11001111011 101011111001 01001001001 01001111011 101001001011 1101101011011 111110111011 111101111001 111110111101 11101011011 101111111001
  • Amount of stanzas: 12
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 203
  • Average number of words per stanza: 38
  • Amount of lines: 48
  • Average number of symbols per line: 51 (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; that, they, my, at are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words that, and are repeated.

    The author used the same word the at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of Song Of The Squatter;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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