Analysis of “An American Draft Dodger in Thunder Bay” by Sam Roberts.docx

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Student Name: Anosha Zahid Analysis of “An American Draft Dodger in Thunder Bay” by Sam Roberts Look at the song lyrics the way you would at a poem, and identify the elements below (as many as are present in the song). 1. Number of stanzas: One 6 line stanza or Sestet. Two line stanza or a Couplet. Two 4 line stanzas or Quatrains. Then two more 6 line stanzas. One more 4 line stanza. And the last Eight line stanza or Octet. 2. Refrains or other forms of word repetition: Refrains: There are 2 refrains repeated in the poem. “Going where I can't be found and I won't be coming round” and “No, I'm an American on the Canadian Shield and I'm putting down roots in your frozen fields” and “It gets cold but you feel so good to be a stranger in town and you're understood” 3. Rhyme scheme: No clear rhyme scheme. There are few rhymed couplets and other rhymes but nothing consistent throughout. 4. Meter: No clear meter. This makes it seem a little rambling and frantic.

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