This is an analysis of the poem The Smoke-Blue Plains that begins with:

Kissed me from the saddle, and I still can feel it burning,
But he must have felt it cold, for ice was in my veins. ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abababab cdcdefef agagbbbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11001011111010 1111101111011 11111111101010 10101000111 1011111101010 1011100011001 11101010101010 1000100010001 11001100101010 1111101010111 10001010101010 11101000111 1011111111010 1110101010101 10101010101010 1010101010101 10101010101010 1110101110101 1010101101010 111010010111 1011110101010 1110101010001 10101010101110 10101000111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 470
  • Average number of words per stanza: 85
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 58 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 11
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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  • summary of The Smoke-Blue Plains;
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