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

Western land was made for those
Who like land wild and free,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXaabXb caXadeXe cfXfcgeg bdXdbcXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011111 111111 11011101 110111 11110101 101111 01111101 110101 11010101 110111 01010011 110111 11011101 110101 11111101 110101 11010111 111111 11110101 011111 11010101 011111 11010101 111101 11110111 010111 010101011 011101 01110101 110111 11111110 111110
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 272
  • Average number of words per stanza: 49
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (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; for, and, i, want, with are repeated.

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

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

  • summary of Open Range;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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