This is an analysis of the poem Saturday Night that begins with:

Out from the ranch on a Saturday night,
Ridin' a hawse that's a shootin' star,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcc adadcc bebecX afafcc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1001101001 100110101 110100111 100110111 1111001101 001011101011 1001001011 100100101 1111001011 1001001001 1101101111 01011001011 1101001001 101110111 1101001001 1001101011 1111001001 11011011011 1111001011 100101101 1001001101 10110101 1101011101 01001111011
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 250
  • Average number of words per stanza: 48
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Saturday Night;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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