This is an analysis of the poem Texas Cowboy that begins with:

From garden-beds I tend, it is not far
To those great ranges where he used to ride;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcdbeXefgfghihiecec
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 24,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0101110011 0111011101 11001110101 1101010101 1111000101 0101010101 0101010111 0101010111 1100110101 10010101010 0111100010 01110101010 1001101111 1001010101 0101110111 0101000111 1111011101 11111001001 1101010001 110111101 01000101010 1101110101 111111010110 1001110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1037
  • Average number of words per stanza: 197
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (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; he, and are repeated.

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

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Texas Cowboy;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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