This is an analysis of the poem On Boot Hill that begins with:

Up from the prairie and through the pines,
Over your struggling headboard lines...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabcccbddeaaaeccfcccfggchhhc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 28,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100101101 101100111 100111 11101101 110101101 11101111 100101 100100111 10101111 101101 111111111 11110101 110100111 10111 11100101 111100111 110111 100101111 110100111 101100111 110101 111110101 11100111 100101 100100101 101101101 111100101 10110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 942
  • Average number of words per stanza: 182
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to is repeated.

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  • summary of On Boot Hill;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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