This is an analysis of the poem The Pine At Timber-Line that begins with:

What has bent you,
Warped and twisted you, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaaXXXbaccbXbcXaXbcX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 21,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111 11101 11101 110101 1101 11011010 10101 11111001 11111011 1111111 01011001 11001 11111010 10111110011 010101 1111100010 01110010101 1101010001 1101001101 1101011101 1101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 715
  • Average number of words per stanza: 126
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words you, why are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines you is repeated).

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

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  • summary of The Pine At Timber-Line;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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