Analysis of DEADLY STALKER
Phil Roberts 1957 (Melbourne)
The Deadly Stalker moves through the dark
Looking for lonely wanders to ransack,
Taking their life and possessions also
After he makes a frenzied attack.
The Deadly Stalker comes to a new town
One that he has never travelled before,
Soon he is following in the shadows
Hoping to perform his sinister chore.
The stalker slowly strolls around the town
Looking for any unwary innocents,
People whose nature is far too trusting
Whose lives and money will soon be spent.
He slinks around the guileless streets
Attempting to learn his way around,
Looking up, to peruse the rooftops
Carefully observing both up and down.
He has got a lot of things to learn
Before he can safely start to stalk,
So carefully for a fortnight or so
Throughout the town, he slowly walks.
Then when he knows every street
And every single lane and alleyway,
He decides it is time to get to work
Beneath the half moon's evil rays.
Soon he detects a lone passerby
Strolling u\in the darkness alone,
Perhaps a hapless late-night shopper
Trying to make his way safely home.
But in the dark and awful night
The Deadly Stalker attacks his prey,
Who collapses beneath the stalker's fists
And never lives to see the light of day.
© Copyright 2021 Philip Roberts
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
|Scheme||XABA CDXD CXXX XXXC XXBX XEXX XXXX XEXE XXX|
|Poetic Form||Tetractys (23%)|
|Metre||010101101 101101011 1011001010 101101001 0101011011 1111101001 111100001 1010111001 0101010101 10110010100 1011011110 110101111 11010101 010111101 10110101 1000101101 111011111 011110111 110010111 01011101 11111001 0100101010 111111111 01011101 110101100 10101001 010101110 101111101 10010101 010100111 101001011 0101110111 01 101010 100100010|
|Closest metre||Iambic pentameter|
|Stanza Lengths||4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 3|
|Letters per line (avg)||29|
|Words per line (avg)||6|
|Letters per stanza (avg)||113|
|Words per stanza (avg)||25|
About this poem
The Deadly Stalker moves through the dark Looking for lonely wanders to ransack,
Written on August 15, 2021
Submitted by PHIL_ROBERTS on October 05, 2021
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