This is an analysis of the poem Daley's Dorg 'Wattle' that begins with:

"You can talk about yer sheep dorgs," said the man from Allan's Creek,
"But I know a dorg that simply knocked 'em bandy! -... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme:
  • Stanza lengths (in strings):
  • Closest metre:
  • –°losest rhyme:
  • –°losest stanza type:
  • Guessed form:
  • Metre:
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 236
  • Average number of words per stanza: 45
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 58 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 11
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, it, he are repeated.

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

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  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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