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

As I was ridin' all alone
And winkin' in the noontime glare,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abababcX ccccccXC dededecC fgfgfgccXcdcdcdcc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,17,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110101 11000111 11011111 11011111 11110111 11011101 11111101 10110101 11010111 01111101 11111101 11010101 11011111 10010101 11010101 11110101 01011101 0111101001 11111111 11010101 11111111 11010001 11010111 11110101 01011101 11011101 110001111 111111001 10110001 11011101 11011101 11110101 11111101 01011111 11011101 11111101 11110111 11010111 01111101 01110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 281
  • Average number of words per stanza: 55
  • Amount of lines: 40
  • 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, he, i are repeated.

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

    The poet repeated the same word weed at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

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