This is an analysis of the poem Buffalo Bill that begins with:

BOY heart of Johnny Jones-aching to-day?
Aching, and Buffalo Bill in town?...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXa Xa abcXb cXbX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,2,5,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1101011001 101101101 101111011100 1011 1010101 101100101001 01011001101 111011010101 11011111000 010101011001101 1100111010101 1111110111011 1101010111 1101001101011101010110101001000111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 169
  • Average number of words per stanza: 32
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 48 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; look, on are repeated.

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