Analysis of The Fire



Beyond what all the rest call real
Trust what you know and see and feel
Don’t look around to place the blame
Just look inside and you’ll see the flame

Those glowing embers rising through
The pain you’ve been accustomed to
Find peace in tending the fire’s blaze
And it won’t falter through life’s maze

Find what you need to bring to life
The fire inside will burn the strife
Of living from day to day
And light your path along the way

To yourself always be true
There will never be another you
Don’t be discouraged by what they say
Just light your fire and find your way

Share the light of your own fire
With all that seek to fuel the pyre
So that together you can light
A beacon of hope in the night


Scheme AABB CCDD EEFF CCFF GGHH
Poetic Form Quatrain 
Metre 01110111 11110101 11011101 110101101 11010101 01110101 110100101 01110111 11111111 010011101 1101111 01110101 101111 111010101 110101111 111100111 10111110 1111110010 11010111 01011001
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 717
Words 141
Sentences 1
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4
Lines Amount 20
Letters per line (avg) 28
Words per line (avg) 7
Letters per stanza (avg) 111
Words per stanza (avg) 27

About this poem

I originally submitted it to Poetry.com before they killed the servers and lost all the data. It was first published in 2003 and written in 1995

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Written on May 15, 1995

Submitted by brucedculpepper on June 26, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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