Analysis of Corryong
Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis 1876 (Auburn) – 1938 (Melbourne)
The cattle-lands of Corryong,
The maiden of the snows
(Where silver streams the winter long
Sing pleasantly their tinkling song)
Not many a town man knows.
And here sleek cattle, deep in grass,
Watch placidly the seasons pass.
Her beauty has a wondrous worth
This maiden cleanly bright
A beauty won from her rich earth
Where the great Murray has his birth,
And gathers up his might
To scatter rich fertility
On his long journey to the sea.
Her face is laved in waters clear
Snow waters dashing down.
That flash, and hide, and reappear
To feed the pastures far and near
About this lovely town
Fair Corryong, the Cattle Queen,
Hiding her beauty here unseen.
A glory here the scene presents
Glory that may not die;
Where, up from these green, gleaming bents,
Great Kosciusko's battlements
Lift to the laughing sky.
And Corryong contentment knows
The joyous maiden of the snows.
|Scheme||ABAABCC DEDDEFF GHGGHII JXBJABB|
|Metre||010111 010101 11010101 110011001 1100111 01110101 11000101 01010101 110101 01011011 10110111 010111 11010100 11110101 01110101 110101 1101001 11010101 011101 110101 10010101 01010110 101111 11111101 11100 110101 010101 01010101|
|Closest metre||Iambic tetrameter|
|Stanza Lengths||7, 7, 7, 7|
|Letters per line (avg)||25|
|Words per line (avg)||5|
|Letters per stanza (avg)||175|
|Words per stanza (avg)||38|
Submitted on May 13, 2011
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