This is an analysis of the poem Bachin' that begins with:

Our lives are hid; our trails are strange;
We're scattered through the West...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcXcXdXbebefbfbcbbXbdcgcggghihihihibijkjkclclcl
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 50,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111111 110101 01011101 110101 01010101 110101 01000101 110101 10 011101 11111111 011101 01101101 110101 11010111 110101 10110111 010001 11 110001 11111111 111100 010111001 111101 01110101 110101 11111101 110101 11 110101 11010101 010111 11111111 010101 11010101 011111 11111111 110111 11 110111 110101101 110111 01000111 010101 11110101 110101 11010101 110101 11 110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1399
  • Average number of words per stanza: 273
  • Amount of lines: 50
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (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; and, to, or, we are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words we, they are repeated.

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

  • summary of Bachin';
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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