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

Spanish is the lovin' tongue,
Soft as music, lights as spray....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXabbcX dXdbXXcX XefeXXcX agagXXcX gfgfbbcX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1000101 1110111 1011100 1010101 11111010 11101110 1010101 1101100 1111111 1110111 1011101 1010100 11111110 11101010 1011101 1101100 1100101 110101 1110101 1011101 11101101 11111010 0010101 101100 1111101 1010101 1110111 0110101 11101010 00101110 1110101 101100 1010111 1110111 1111111 1110101 11111010 11111110 1011111 101100
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 239
  • Average number of words per stanza: 47
  • Amount of lines: 40
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (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; her is repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines her is repeated).

    The poet repeated the same word ' at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of A Border Affair;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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