This is an analysis of the poem Origin Of The Liquor Dealer that begins with:

The devil in hell gave a festival,
And he called his imps from their wine-... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbdeaefghgibXbjXba aikiaifi bacaaele kdeX Xfjf Xidi Xakh aeeaX ilaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 20,8,8,4,4,4,4,5,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 0100110100 11101011 10100101 1100001 1100110101 1111111 110111101 1110101 101011101 110101 111010101010 1100101 101111101 1100110 11001101100 110101 010110111 1100001 11001010010 0100101 1100011101 11110001 1010111001 010101 10101001010 0100101 1111110101 110101 10000101 1010101 110111101 0111001 11100110101 0110101 01110111 0010101 11101001011 100101 1111101101 01011110 10101111111 1101111 1111101101 1110101 11100101101 0010101 010111111 1011111 10110100101 1010111 00101001 110 11010001 111111001 10110101 1100111001 1011110 11110111 1110101 10110101 1100110
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 239
  • Average number of words per stanza: 49
  • Amount of lines: 68
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, it, in, you are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, in are repeated.

    The author used the same word and at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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