This is an analysis of the poem Western that begins with:
The Cowboy had a sterling heart,
The Maiden was from Boston,... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd efef XgXg hdhd
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: ballad stanza
- Metre: 01110101 0101010 01010101 0101111 01010101 0111010 01011101 0101110 01001111 0111010 01110101 0101110 01010101 0101010 010011110 0011010 01010101 0101110 01010101 1101110
- Amount of stanzas: 5
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 124
- Average number of words per stanza: 23
- Amount of lines: 20
- Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 6
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
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