This is an analysis of the poem On The Range that begins with:

My pony was standin' thinkin' deep;
Can hosses think? Well, I reckon so!...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd eefffc eegggc ccgggb ccfffb fffffe hhgggeXgfgf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,6,6,6,6,6,11,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 110110101 110111101 11110101 1000100101 110010101 111111101 110101101 1110100111 1010010110 111010101 1111111 10011101 100101111 1100101 1010010110 1100100101 0011100101 00110110101 10101111001 1100111 111010111 10110101101 1011100101 1110111101 1111111101 1100101 1111100111 11011101000 11111111 1010111111 1101011111 10100101 101010001 1010011111 1111101111 1111100111 1101101111 11100110 1111110101 1110011101 11011011001 01101101101 1111101101 1100101 1110110110 110110111 10111101001 010111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 220
  • Average number of words per stanza: 43
  • Amount of lines: 48
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; he, and, all, to, it, i are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words he, and, i are repeated.

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  • summary of On The Range;
  • central theme;
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  • history of its creation;
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