This is an analysis of the poem Drinking Song that begins with:

There are people, I know, to be found,
Who say, and apparently think, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab bcbc cdcd adad aeae fcfc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 111011001 11101001 11011101 101001001 111101011 11001001 101001101 01001001 111001001 11011101 001011101 1010001111 11011001 001001001 01001001 101101011 01011011 111111101 111011111 011010001 111111001 011010001 111101011 111011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 144
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; your, or are repeated.

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