This is an analysis of the poem To A Dead Mate that begins with:

There's many a man who rides today
In the lonely, far out-back;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Ababcccc dedefefe fafXefef egegAfaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110011101 0010111 110011101 1010101 110010111 1110011 111111111 110111 011110101 1100101 0011110101 011101 1110111101 0011101 110001101 1110101 1100100111 1100111 1110010101 0010100 11011111 00110101 1111110101 0010111 11010111 10101001 101011101 111101 110011101 111101 11011101 110011
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 273
  • Average number of words per stanza: 55
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (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; he, and are repeated.

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

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase had connects the lines.

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  • summary of To A Dead Mate;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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