This is an analysis of the poem Heroism that begins with:

Ruby wine is drunk by knaves,
Sugar spends to fatten slaves,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXXbbccaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010111 1010101 1111110 10111010 1010101 1010101 01001111 1001111 1000111 11111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 329
  • Average number of words per stanza: 59
  • Amount of lines: 10
  • 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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