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Analysing the various forms of poetry :BalladsPrepared by :SharviniDhivyah

Clancy of the Overflow

Narrative written in verseEx:I had written him a letter which I had, for want of better Knowledge, sent to where I met him down the Lachlan, years ago,

Simple and easy to understand languageEx: I am sitting in my dingy little office, where a stingy

Seldom offer a direct message Ex: Life of the country versus life in the city

4Clancy of the OverflowConsist of 32 lines8 stanzas,4 lines each,with the second and fourth lime rhymingEg :- . The river on its bars, (paragraph 4,line 2) . of the everlasting stars. (paragraph 4, line 4)

6RhymeUse one of three different types of rhyme: abac, aabb or abcb.


It describe where the emphasis is laced, words are emphasized and what words arent.

LANGUAGEPaterson uses evocative language to foreground or privilege the benefits of country life over town life.He encourages readers to accept the beauty of living off the land by demonizing city existence and painting highly idealized version of life as a drover.9EXAMPLES

Vision splendidSunlit plainsWondrous gloryEverlasting starsDingy little officeStingy ray of sunlightFoetid airFoulnessFiendish rattleUninvitingGutter childrenHurryingPallid facesGreedyStuntedVSTHEMES