This is an analysis of the poem A Savage that begins with:

DIXON, a Choctaw, twenty years of age,
Had killed a miner in a Leadville brawl; ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab XcXc dede fXfd gege
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1001010001 1101000111 1101011111 1111010001 1011100101 1101001111 0111110111 11110100101 0111010111 1101000101 1111000101 10110111001 10110110111 11010111010 0101110011 1100111101 1011010101 1100011101 1011010101 1101011001
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 180
  • Average number of words per stanza: 34
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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; and, ' are repeated.

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