Analysis of He Who Fights And Runs Away...



Bob Marley
was not joking
was not joking
when he sang the song:"He who fights and runs away,
lives to fight another day."

Saddam Hussein
fought
and refused
to run away.

Saddam Hussein fought  his battle
and refused to run away,
and refused to run away,
and could not fight another day
and could not fight another day
because
 there was
no more battle to fight.

If you want to live to fight  another,
fight and run away,
fight and run away.


Scheme xAAbb xxxb xBBBBccx xBB
Poetic Form
Metre 110 1110 1110 11101110101 1110101 1001 1 001 1101 10011110 0011101 0011101 01110101 01110101 01 11 111011 1111111010 10101 10101
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 449
Words 101
Sentences 4
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 5, 4, 8, 3
Lines Amount 20
Letters per line (avg) 17
Words per line (avg) 4
Letters per stanza (avg) 86
Words per stanza (avg) 21

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Saddam Hussein fought...and refused to run away and died.

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Written on May 13, 2023

Submitted by Chinonyeisraeluche on May 13, 2023

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Israel Chinonye Uche

Date of Birth: 18/9/57 Nigerian; Igbo BA(Hons) 1982,Theatre Arts, University of Calabar; PGDE, 1987,University of Nigeria, Nssuka Secondary School teacher( retired). Author and publisher more…

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