This is an analysis of the poem Bryan's Station that begins with:

We tightened stirrup; buckled rein;
Looked to our saddle-girths again;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabXcXcbaabddddbXbeddddebbfbbbbfgghbbiihffbaaaabcchjjjjhbbkbbbbkddeaaaaeffkddddkaajbbXbjffelllle
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 96,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010101 10110101 1111110 01111111 11111111 11110101 11110111 11000110 01010011 11011101 1101010 111100101 110011101 11110101 11011111 1111110 110111010 01110101 1111010 111011111 0101101 11001111 111111001 1111010 11010111 01011101 1111110 11111101 01110101 01010111 01111101 0101010 11110111 11110011 1101010 01110101 11010101 01010101 11111101 1101010 11011101 11110111 1101110 11011111 11111101 11000101 11100100 0101110 11111101 111110011 1101010 01010101 10111111 11111101 11110111 1101010 01011101 11111011 0111010 110111101 11010101 01111101 11110111 1101110 01101101 01011101 01010010 01010101 11010101 010100111 01011101 1111010 11110111 11010101 1101110 11110111 11010101 110100111 110011111 1101110 11011101 01111101 1101010 1111001 01110101 110100100 11010101 1100010 11011101 110101001 1001110 01011101 11110100 11010101 01001111 1011110
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 3246
  • Average number of words per stanza: 604
  • Amount of lines: 96
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; no, and, we, to are repeated.

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

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