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

Heart of me, are you hearing
The drum of hoofs in the rains?...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcabdefcXeghfhbdggXcafbeX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 26,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 1011110 0101001 10011111 101001 1110100111 100110101 101101 011111 110110101 1010111010 100110101 10101001 10111001 110110111 1101011001 10110101 1010100101 101111101 101101 1110111 1011100101 10110101 11010111 1001001001 00101011111 1010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 926
  • Average number of words per stanza: 179
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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