This is an analysis of the poem A New Year's Toast that begins with:

Here's to every Aussie fellow,
Who refused to show the yellow... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabb bbcc Xdee ddff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101001010 10101010 1100101 10111001 10011010 10101110 101100 1110101 10011100 10111110 1001111 1011101 10101110 10111110 1110111 1010011
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 132
  • Average number of words per stanza: 22
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of A New Year's Toast;
  • central theme;
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