Analysis of Battleship Hood.

Douglas Blair 1951 (London)

Pride of the fleet.
Rule Britannia.
Lion in the North Atlantic.
North Sea.
Happily manned
Young sailors.
Protecting mercantile
Watching out for
Subs of the Hun.
Soaking wet, slippery
Hyenas of aggression.
The Bismark
Ever hear of that ship?
Monstrous long range cannon.
Took out the Hood.
Glory tipping, downing, gone.
With all onboard.
Icy waters fed well.
Commonwealth did a collective
Knee-jerk gasp.
(I found this stuff in
Mom’s scrapbook.
London Ontario.
Bev Roberts.
Happened before she
Graduated as an RN.
Before Jack Blair RAF.)

Poetic Form
Metre 1101 10100 10001010 11 1001 110 01010 1 1011 1101 101100 0101010 01 101111 101110 1101 1010101 111 101011 1010010 111 11110 11 11 100100 110 10011 100111 01111
Closest metre Iambic dimeter
Characters 555
Words 110
Sentences 22
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 29
Lines Amount 29
Letters per line (avg) 15
Words per line (avg) 3
Letters per stanza (avg) 437
Words per stanza (avg) 89
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Written on February 05, 2023

Submitted by dougb.72572 on February 05, 2023

Modified by dougb.72572 on February 05, 2023

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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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