Analysis of Grandpa Elliott (tonic of music)

Douglas Blair 1951 (London)

Red shirt and suspenders

One eye most gone

Harp playing everywhere

Bluesy the song.

Pain in the memories

Some fun times too.

Seeing the transport

Music can do.

Sheet music missing

Family tunes held

Different each playing

Still all is well.

Folks love his rendering.

Folks sing along.

Here new agreement

Healing, his song.

Scheme X X X A X B X B C X C X C A X A
Poetic Form
Metre 110010 1111 11010 1001 100100 1111 10001 1011 11010 10011 100110 1111 111100 1101 11010 1011
Closest metre Iambic dimeter
Characters 336
Words 75
Sentences 7
Stanzas 16
Stanza Lengths 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1
Lines Amount 16
Letters per line (avg) 16
Words per line (avg) 3
Letters per stanza (avg) 16
Words per stanza (avg) 3
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Written on December 04, 2022

Submitted by dougb.72572 on December 04, 2022

Modified by dougb.72572 on December 04, 2022

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Douglas Blair

Blogging poems since 2008. Once a lawyer in general practice. Then 32 years as Shipper in a heavy metal fabricating plant. Retired 2022. Married and father of two. Poet. Hiker. Harmonica Busker. Gospel enthusiast. Photographer. more…

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