This is an analysis of the poem All The Little Hoofprints that begins with:

Farther up the gorge the sea's voice fainted and ceased.
We heard a new noise far away ahead of us, vague and metallic,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdeaaXea ffcebghXdhXXggicgcXaggjieXekdadaXXXXagcjhgklXXhaeXXblhX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,55,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101010111011 11011101010111010 0110101011 1000100110011110010 1010011 11111010101110011 10111 011111110000110 101011 0111101101 001011 01011 11010011001001001 110110101 01111100101111 10101100100 1001010110101001010 111011111011010 10010100010 1001111010011 1110110101111 1111110011110 1111101101011 00110110110110 01111111010 10101100111100011 010110110 00010011011101011 110000010111001001 101010101 11010110111001 1111101 1101111011111010 1011110 11010101101011 000111101 1001101110100101 01001100 110110110101011 111101111 0110010101110110 11011100 01001110101111110 111101100010 111111101111 10000111110110 11101010110011 10011001001 11010101100111001 111111010110110100 1010111001 10110111011010110 0111110110 110010110101 1101001111010011 11111110000 0101110101101 101111011011111 1101101 11011110101011 11100 1111111110010111 101010101 11010001111010 01111101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1671
  • Average number of words per stanza: 326
  • Amount of lines: 65
  • Average number of symbols per line: 50 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, said, you, ', i, and, here, to, got are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines ' is repeated).

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  • summary of All The Little Hoofprints;
  • central theme;
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