Analysis of How...

Saudia Danih 1993 (Zamboanga Sibugay)

How can  we be so good
to say the right words
to the people we care
but not  to ourselves
when we needed it the most?

How can we be so kind
to show compassion
even to the rudest of rude
but not to ourselves
when we needed it the most?

How can we spend
so much time
to listen to others
but not to ourselves
when  it really matters most?

How can we stay
fo longer than we should
to be there for others
but not for ourselves
when we should be there the most?

How can we turn away
so much for other's say
to be the better one
but not for ourselves
when we shouldn't be the shadow of our own?

Scheme axxbC xdxBC xxeBc faeBc ffdBx
Poetic Form Tetractys  (28%)
Metre 111111 11011 101011 111001 1110101 111111 11010 10101011 111001 1110101 1111 111 110110 111001 1110101 1111 110111 111110 111001 1111101 111101 111101 110101 111001 11101011101
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 594
Words 135
Sentences 5
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 5, 5, 5, 5, 5
Lines Amount 25
Letters per line (avg) 18
Words per line (avg) 5
Letters per stanza (avg) 91
Words per stanza (avg) 25

About this poem

A reflection

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Written on February 26, 2023

Submitted by saudanih2 on February 27, 2023

Modified on March 05, 2023

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