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

When the dreamers of old Coronado,
From the hills where the heat ripples run,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcdcecefffeghghcicicjcjfffjfbfbklklcbcbfXfbXfXfclclcfcfhhhf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 64,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010010010 001101101 1010011010 11111001 111011010 11101001 1010110110 001101101 1010011010 11001001 1010111010 101011001 110110110 1101100110 1011010010 001010000 1011010010 11101001 110010010 11101001 110110010 101011001 111111010 101001001 1010010010 11011001 111010010 11011011 110110110 111011010 110110010 11001001 110010110 10111101 1011110010 11001001 111011010 11001101 0010010010 101001001 1010011010 01101001 101010110110 101011101 1011010110 10101010010 1010010010 11001101 110010111 11011101 111010010 01111001 0010110110 111101011 01101010 11101011 10100010010 11011001 1010010010 11011011 110111010 110010010 1010010110 101001011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 2399
  • Average number of words per stanza: 432
  • Amount of lines: 64
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (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; and, of, like, its, as are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word like is repeated.

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

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

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