This is an analysis of the poem The Cattle Country that begins with:

Up the dusk-enfolded prairie,
Foot-falls, soft and sly, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd efef gcgc ghgh idid
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10110010 11111 10101110 101001 10111110 10111 10101010 10101 101010010 00101 10111010 10101 10101010 10101 01001110 10111 11001010 11111 10101110 10101 10100010 11101 10111010 10001
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 118
  • Average number of words per stanza: 19
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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