Analysis of Skewed Division
This house is leaning over
with time as the bending joint.
Broken light is burning, and I,
a chandelier without candles
hanging here heavily
with frosted glass tears
on a sinking ceiling.
No window seems to clear the view
since the shifting of weight
pushed the chambers shear
from its set soil.
And who will drive new piles now
shift this building’s weight?
All frames arching,
what could be straight.
|Scheme||XXX XXXA XBXX XBAB|
|Poetic Form||Tetractys (20%)|
|Metre||1111010 1110101 10111001 00010110 101100 11011 101010 11011101 101011 10101 1111 0111111 11101 1110 1111|
|Closest metre||Iambic trimeter|
|Stanza Lengths||3, 4, 4, 4|
|Letters per line (avg)||22|
|Words per line (avg)||5|
|Letters per stanza (avg)||81|
|Words per stanza (avg)||18|
Submitted by ludy_b on October 14, 2021
Modified on April 25, 2023
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