This is an analysis of the poem The Convivial Book - Ye'Ve Often, For Our Drunkenness, that begins with:

Blamed us in ev'ry way,
And, in abuse of drunkenness,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ab ab ab ab AX ab ab ab abXA
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110101 10010100 011101 11011100 110111 11111100 111111 11111100 110101 11111111 111101 01100100 1111001 11110100 110101 11111100 111111 11100100 110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 56
  • Average number of words per stanza: 11
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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; and is repeated.

    The poet repeated the same word drunkenness at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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