Analysis of Tine To Go



Time to go.

The time’s come I’ve grown old and feeling weak
And aching bones keep me from sleep
Then you must do what must be done
For this battle cannot be won.

I’ve lived my life with love and care
and even had my very own chair
You will be sad with tears in your eyes
There will be time to say your goodbyes

But please don't worry now its time to go
I know for a while you’ll be feeling low
a family unit we have been so long
But none of you have done anything wrong

I’ve had doggie chocolate and other treats
And in my bed I always had clean sheets
My life was long, and happy for years
And now I’m leaving you full of tears

You must all gather round to say goodbyes
I’ll be sent to sleep so I wont hear your cries
I’m ready now for my rest
No more pain so its for the best

I’m off now I’ll be taken through the door
Then my tail will wag no more.

05/11/2022   Alfred Holt


Scheme A XXBB CCDD AAEE FFXX DDGG HH X
Poetic Form
Metre 111 0111110101 01011111 11111111 11101011 11111101 010111011 111111011 11111111 1111011111 1110111101 01001011111 111111101 1110100101 001111111 111101011 011101111 111101111 11111111111 1101111 11111101 1111110101 1111111 101
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 907
Words 194
Sentences 4
Stanzas 8
Stanza Lengths 1, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 2, 1
Lines Amount 24
Letters per line (avg) 28
Words per line (avg) 8
Letters per stanza (avg) 84
Words per stanza (avg) 23

About this poem

Its about a dog when its time to be put to sleep

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Written on April 11, 2022

Submitted by Alfred.holt on April 27, 2023

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