This is an analysis of the poem The Nut-Brown Ale that begins with:

THE nut-brown ale, the nut-brown ale,
Puts down all drink when it is stale! ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aAbbcdcdaA
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01110111 11111001 010111010 010101010 11001001 11010101 11110111 11110001 01110111 11111001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 368
  • Average number of words per stanza: 72
  • Amount of lines: 10
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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