This is an analysis of the poem All Fools' Day that begins with:

Now is the day when arrant fools
Play outworn tricks on sober men!... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcd dedXcfcf egeghihi
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10011101 11011101 11010111 010101001 11011111 10010101 00010101 11010101 11111100 11010111 01110111 11110101 11010111 10011101 11111101 11010111 010010111 01010101 11010111 110011101 11110111 01010101 10011101 111111011
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 266
  • Average number of words per stanza: 51
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • 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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