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,
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%)
|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|
|Stanza Lengths||1, 2, 4, 2, 3, 3, 4, 2, 4, 2, 3|
|Letters per line (avg)||19|
|Words per line (avg)||4|
|Letters per stanza (avg)||53|
|Words per stanza (avg)||12|
Submitted by claudiakrizay on October 21, 2021
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