This is an analysis of the poem A Border Burn that begins with:

Where Autumn runnels fret and foam
Past banks of amber fern,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab XcDC baba ecec fbfb fcfX ggXg hbhb ijij kckc lblb dddd mkmk bgbg dcdX bnbn nini gmgm fkfk lclX baba dcDC ifif jnjn dldl kdkd ogog gXXd kdkd baba clcl djdj dbdX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11010111 110101 111111001 010101 011101010 111001 11110101 100111 11010111 111101 10010101 110101 11011111 111111 11010001 110001 110011011 100101 01011101 110100 10011110 110111 11011001 011101 01011101 11011010 01111101 0101010 110101001 110111 11011101 110001 11010101 1101001 11011111 111101 01010111 011101 11010101 101111 010110001 1000101 01110101 110101 11110101 1101001 11011111 110101 10010111 111111 101011001 010101 110101001 010101 11111101 010111 10010111 101101 01000101 1001001 110010101 010111 11111111 010001 110101001 100101 10011101 011101 11110111 111101 11110111 111001 010101001 110101 01010011 100111 101111011 111101 11010110 111100 11111101 110101 111101001 110111 01110111 110111 11110101 100111 11010111 010101 10011101 110101 11010111 110101 01010111 101101 11111111 011101 10011101 100111 11011101 111101 01010101 111101 01011101 110101 110101001 0101001 11111101 1101110 11011101 010101 10010101 110111 01011101 010101 11110001 010101 11011101 1011001 11111101 010011 11011111 010011 11010111 110101 10010101 011101 111010101 010001 10111111 100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 33
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 125
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 132
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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; your, and, you, to, here, my are repeated.

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

    The author used the same words the, and at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of A Border Burn;
  • central theme;
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