This is an analysis of the poem A Certain Kind Of Holy Men that begins with:

Not every wino is a Holy Man.
Oh, but some of them are. ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbcdddeXacddXdedbX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 19,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11001000101 111001 11101 011000 11100011 10111 11 0011011 01001010 1101101 1010 1111111 01 11001100 110011 11110 1110001 01 1010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 470
  • Average number of words per stanza: 84
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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