Analysis of My Optimism

Henry Louis White 1940 (Cambridge, Ma.)



In the fantastic world of tomorrow
There'll be far less tears, also sorrow.
Earth will have ironed out every flaw,
Such as famine, racism, even war.

We will have learned to live together,
As neighbors we will be forever.
Women will be in positions of power,
Not just admired as a trophy flower.

I do not know how or when,
This idea will be honed by men,
But I do know that it should be,
In order for us to be truly free.


Scheme AAXX BBBB CCDD
Poetic Form
Metre 000101101 1011111010 1111011001 111010101 111111010 110111010 10110010110 11010101010 1111111 101011111 11111111 0101111101
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 410
Words 83
Sentences 5
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4
Lines Amount 12
Letters per line (avg) 27
Words per line (avg) 7
Letters per stanza (avg) 108
Words per stanza (avg) 28

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In the fantastic world of tomorrow There'll be far less tears ,also sorrow. Earth will have ironed out every flaw, Such as famine, racism, even war. We will have learned to live together, As neighbors we will be forever. Women will be in positions of power, Not just admired as a trophy flower. I do not know how or when, This idea will be honed by men, But I do know that it should be, In order for us to be truly free.

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Written on February 08, 2022

Submitted by four_2n81 on February 08, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Henry Louis White

Sang for a living ,(ahem) all my life, wrote a bunch of poetry over the years and lost it all. I took on jobs to subsidize my life, cooking, dry wall, plastering etc. more…

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