Analysis of Like a Shadow

Claudia Krizay 1956 (Washington DC)

Like a Shadow

I am none but a shadow
Of yesterday’s sorrows.

I am a shadow,
penetrating deeply
beneath the ground,

A shadow in the skies,
I have become unreachable-

After the stars had disappeared,
I became a shadow in the darkness.
I could not perceive the sunlight…

Like a shadow
I followed my leader, in every way,
Until I began to find myself.

Like a shadow,
I follow my dreams
Until I reach the skyline.
I am a shadow beneath the risen sun.

I become a darker shadow,
More visible to intruders.

I am a shadow
Dissolving when the rain falls in torrents.
After the rain subsides
I return to my power.

Like a shadow I slip beneath the door

With utmost gratitude-
I have become Invisible
to the world outside…

Scheme A ax Abxc xc xxx Axx Axxx ax Axxx xb xcx
Poetic Form Tetractys  (27%)
Etheree  (23%)
Metre 101 111101 11010 1101 10010 0101 00100 01001 11010100 1001101 101010010 1110101 101 11011001001 01101111 101 11011 011101 1101010101 1010101 11001010 1101 0101011010 100101 1011110 101110101 1 1110 11010100 10111
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 731
Words 136
Sentences 11
Stanzas 11
Stanza Lengths 1, 2, 4, 2, 3, 3, 4, 2, 4, 2, 3
Lines Amount 30
Letters per line (avg) 19
Words per line (avg) 4
Letters per stanza (avg) 53
Words per stanza (avg) 12
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Submitted by claudiakrizay on October 21, 2021

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Claudia Krizay

I am a 65 year old woman living with schizophrenia. My poetry is an expression of my inner self and my way of coping with difficult times and enjoying good times through my writing and artwork I have found a place for myself in this world. more…

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