Analysis of Dance in the Rain

Why are rainy days and Mondays so sad?
They will be what you want them to be
You can greet them with despair or be glad
It is up to you their beauty to see

The gracefulness of the dance
As rain pelts upon your face
Emits thoughts at a mere glance
That quieten a stormy space

Stinging, tingling flashes
Each raindrop ensues
Dance on your eyelashes
Washing away the blues

Run, jump, feel the rain
Lifting spirits at the time
Splash, laugh, through the pain
To warm the heart like sunshine

When it rains on a Monday
The day is cleansed and refreshed
Setting the stage for Tuesday
And a week truly blessed

Okay, Monday, let's do this!
Think smiles, think fabulous
The power of Monday's bliss
Makes the week marvelous

As emotion amasses
Find the love, seal the romance
Prize each moment that passes
Feel the rain, enjoy the dance... even on a Monday!

Poetic Form Quatrain  (57%)
Metre 1110101011 111111111 1111101111 1111111011 01101 1110111 0111011 110101 1010010 1101 11110 100101 11101 1010101 11101 110111 1111010 0111001 1001110 001101 110111 111100 0101101 101100 1010010 1011001 1110110 1010101101010
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 851
Words 164
Sentences 4
Stanzas 7
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4
Lines Amount 28
Letters per line (avg) 24
Words per line (avg) 6
Letters per stanza (avg) 96
Words per stanza (avg) 22

About this poem

A rainy Monday in Georgia reminded me of The Carpenters' hit tune Rainy Days and Mondays. Playing the tune, I watched and listened as the rain pounded the tin roof. This brief encounter with the rain on a Georgia afternoon provided inspiration for Dance in the Rain.

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Written on May 12, 2022

Submitted by sharla_l on May 12, 2022

Modified on April 25, 2023

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Sharla Lee (Shults)

Sharla retired from the FL Department of Education in 2008 but continues to embrace education as a consultant with Beacon Educator in Panama City, FL. She formerly worked for the railroad industry serving as Freight Agent in Dothan, AL. Sharla's poetry carries its own unique message soothing the heart, lifting the spirit, or allowing an avenue to step back in time with opportunities for personal reflection. more…

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