This is an analysis of the poem Over The Border that begins with:
O, justice, you have fled, to dwell
In Mexico, unstrangled,... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aXab Xcbc dbdX eXeX eeXX ebeb ffff
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: ballad stanza
- Metre: 11011101 0101100 11111111 11010 111001110 1011010 11010101 11010 11110101 0101110 11011101 111000 01110101 1101010 01010111 01100 01011111 1111111 01011001 01010 10010001 1111011 1101111 11011 11010111 1101010 11011101 11010
- Amount of stanzas: 7
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 116
- Average number of words per stanza: 22
- Amount of lines: 28
- Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 5
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; as is repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word in is repeated.
The author used the same word the at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
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