Analysis of Shoot Me

Richard Groff 1957 (Pottstown, Pa.)

My heart is broken and I just want to cry
My wife has been sleeping with another guy

She works all night and she sleep all day
She wants to get paid and she wants to get laid

She told me she never even liked me
She only got married to see how it would be

Scheme AA XX BB
Poetic Form Couplet 
Metre 11110011111 11111010101 111101111 11111011111 1111101011 110110111111
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 256
Words 58
Sentences 1
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 2, 2, 2
Lines Amount 6
Letters per line (avg) 33
Words per line (avg) 9
Letters per stanza (avg) 66
Words per stanza (avg) 19
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Written on October 20, 2021

Submitted by dawg4jesus on June 01, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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