This is an analysis of the poem Noon On The Barrier Ranges that begins with:

THE saltbush steeped in drowsy stillness lies,
The mulga seems to swoon,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcdefefagagbgbXgggghihibbbbjkjkcgcgjljlfcfcmnmnididbXbl
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 60,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0101010101 010101 0111010101 1001 0101111101 111101 1101111101 1101 1111010111 111001 1101010101 0111 01111011001 1101 11111101001 1111 0101110101 110101 1111011101 1101 0101110001 110101 11001110011 1111 010101101 010111 0111010101 0011 0101000101 010101 01110110101 0101 0111010111 110101 0111010101 01001 0101110111 110101 0111010101 0101 01110010101 010111 0111010101 0101 0100010111 010001 0110111111 1111 0111110101 011111 1111010111 1111 0111110101 010101 1101011101 1101 0101010101 1101010 1111010001 1111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 2027
  • Average number of words per stanza: 368
  • Amount of lines: 60
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (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; so, and are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Noon On The Barrier Ranges;
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  • history of its creation;
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