Analysis of Nightfall
Melita Catalina Warren 1949 (Kansas)
When night falls covert, deep and fast,
I remember questions I forgot to ask.
I study twilight and dawn’s contrast,
For all terror, mayhem, seem past.
I take cover from March’s windy blast,
Then I dream of sailing the ocean vast.
My secret troubles I dare not broadcast,
Relationships come and go quite fast.
I implore Archangel Rafael, an iconoclast,
Seeking insightful wisdom which lasts.
Do oracles ever address an outcaste?
Do oracles downplay a once-dreary past?
Do esteemed saints remain steadfast,
Gathering fresh wisdom? Do they attend class?
Under sunshine, blue skies, as forecast,
Profound sorrow, scars, we bypassed.
Last year’s goals we clearly surpassed.
|Scheme||AX AA AA AA AX A A AX AA A|
|Metre||11110101 10101010111 11010110 1110111 111011101 1111100101 110101111 01010111 1011001110 10101011 110010111 1100101101 1011011 10011011011 1011111 0110111 11111001|
|Closest metre||Iambic pentameter|
|Stanza Lengths||2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 1, 1, 2, 2, 1|
|Letters per line (avg)||31|
|Words per line (avg)||6|
|Letters per stanza (avg)||53|
|Words per stanza (avg)||11|
About this poem
written several years ago with only a few lines changed. date written signifies date posted.
Submitted by mcwarren on June 23, 2021
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