This is an analysis of the poem The Legend Of Boastful Bill that begins with:

At a roundup on the Gily,
One sweet mornin' long ago,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabXXcXc dXeeX bfbfXdXd ggXXX XahaXiXi jjXXXX hdXdidid kkiiXldldhkhk ddiiX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,5,8,5,8,6,8,13,5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10111010 1110101 101110110 1010101 11111010 1010101 10101110 1011111 10101010101 10111010001 11101010 10111010 11101110111 11101010 1110101 10100010 1110111 10101110 1010101 10101010 1111101 10101110101 11111010001 01111110 11101010 111111111110 11100100 1110101 10100010 1011101 11101010 1111111 10111010 1010011 11101110101 11111110101 11111010 01011010 10101010 10 01111010 1011101 11101110 1010101 10111110 1010111 10101110 1101111 10101010101 00101010001 11101110 11101010 00111011111 11101110 1010111 11111010 0011101 10111010 0111101 10101010 1111101 11111100101 10101110101 11111010 011000110 11101110001
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 258
  • Average number of words per stanza: 48
  • Amount of lines: 66
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (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 is repeated.

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

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  • summary of The Legend Of Boastful Bill;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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