Analysis of Wrinkled and Gray



Bent and frail
And full of tales
Gnarled, veiny, weathered hands
Through experience they understand
Wrinkled and gray
And full of days
Faces lined like a map of life
Imparting wisdom before they die
Listen, hear,
And lend your ear
To those who have lived many years,
That they may leave their stories here.


Scheme ABCDEFGHIIJI
Poetic Form
Metre 101 0111 11101 10100101 1001 0111 10110111 010100111 101 0111 11111101 11111101
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 306
Words 56
Sentences 1
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 12
Lines Amount 12
Letters per line (avg) 21
Words per line (avg) 5
Letters per stanza (avg) 247
Words per stanza (avg) 54

About this poem

As a young person, I feel I have a lot to learn from my elders. So this poem is my advice to take advice from the aged. :)

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Submitted by elisheva.b28 on September 09, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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