This is an analysis of the poem The Last Bisson that begins with:

EIGHT years have fled since, in the wilderness,
I drew the rein to rest my comrade there-... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdeXafbfd dgchXg ccgcddX XifdhXgXejkd aXigdcadXXddXgdiejXX dcccXaXdddXdd aXgdkdhdbhfdagdcdadjfXfdcbd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 11,6,7,12,20,13,27,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1011100100 1101011111 1101110001 11010011001 10011101010 1111011001 01010001001 01001100101 0101010101 10001010001 11010100101 01010100101 1100010101 1111110111 010001001001 11010111100 1101010101 010101001010 1101010101 0100010101 0101111001 1101010101 01011000101 0101110010 1111010101 01011101011 1101010101 1100010101 1100010101 010101010000 1001010111 01011101000 0100111000010 0101011111 0010000101 1101010001 1101110101 11011010101 11001110101 11110101001 1101011101 0100010101 0110010001 0101010101 11110101001 01110101110 0111110101 11011100001 1001010101 1101010101 1100010101 1101000101 11010110010 11010101001 0111110101 010111 0011 0101110101 1101011101 0100010101 1111011101 1101100101 0101010110 1100001101 1111111111 1011001111 1001011101 0111010101 01001011101 1111111101 1011110000 1101010101 0101010101 0111001111 1001001101 1100000101 0101010101 1101010001 1111100101 1111010101 1111100111 1100010001 0100111111 1001100111 1101011101 1111011101 10111101001 11011100111 1101010001 1101010001 1101011011 0101011101 0101010101 1101010101 0111000101
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 502
  • Average number of words per stanza: 87
  • Amount of lines: 95
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (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, her, here, had, his are repeated.

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  • summary of The Last Bisson;
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