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

I ride alone and hate the boys I meet.
Today, some way, their laughin' hurts me so....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcdefefgdgdbhbhididgjgjhdhdghghkXkd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 40,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101110111 0111110111 1101010011 1111010101 1101011111 011111 1101011111 011111 1101010101 1111111111 1101011001 1101110111 1111111111 110111 1111110111 111111 1111000111 1101010111 1111110011 1111010110 1110011111 010111 1111011001 111111 1011010101 1111010111 1101011101 1111011111 0111011111 110101 1111110111 111111 0101010111 1111111101 1101110101 1101110011 1111111111 1101100 1111111111 111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1566
  • Average number of words per stanza: 325
  • Amount of lines: 40
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, and are repeated.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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