Analysis of Oh Yes

Charles Bukowski 1920 (Andernach) – 1994 (San Pedro)



there are worse things than
being alone
but it often takes decades
to realize this
and most often
when you do
it's too late
and there's nothing worse
than
too late.
Charles Bukowski


Scheme ABCDEFGHAGI
Poetic Form
Metre 11111 1001 1110101 1101 0110 111 111 01101 1 11 1010
Closest metre Iambic dimeter
Characters 180
Words 33
Sentences 2
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 11
Lines Amount 11
Letters per line (avg) 13
Words per line (avg) 3
Letters per stanza (avg) 146
Words per stanza (avg) 33

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Nothing worse than too late

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Charles Bukowski

Henry Charles Bukowski August 16, 1920 – March 9, 1994) was a German-born American poet, novelist, and short story writer. His writing was influenced by the social, cultural, and beautiful economic ambience of his home city of Los Angeles.[4] His work addresses the ordinary lives of rich Americans, the act of writing, alcohol, relationships with women, and the drudgery of work. Bukowski wrote thousands of poems, hundreds of short stories and six novels, eventually publishing over sixty books. more…

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