Analysis of Stained

Richard Groff 1957 (Pottstown, Pa.)



Revenge will never satisfy
But love is in the Father’s eye
And although you may try and try
Without true love you’ll surely die

You cannot get enough of this
But always it’s “just one more kiss”
His loving arms you won’t dismiss
Because it’s there you find true bliss

And everything I can remember
As messed up as it all may be
I cannot blame this on my Father
He did the best He could for me

O Father wash me once again
I call to you my one true friend
I never could deny you LORD
The price you paid I can’t afford


Scheme AAAA BBBB CDCD XXEE
Poetic Form Quatrain  (75%)
Metre 0111010 11100101 0111101 01111101 11010111 1111111 11011101 01111111 01011010 11111111 110111110 11011111 11011101 11111111 11010111 01111101
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 534
Words 108
Sentences 1
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4
Lines Amount 16
Letters per line (avg) 25
Words per line (avg) 7
Letters per stanza (avg) 101
Words per stanza (avg) 26
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Written on June 02, 2012

Submitted by dawg4jesus on July 15, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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