Analysis of The Handwriting On The Wall



When Belshazzar
read
 this handwriting,
his
 troubles began.

MENE, MENE, TELEl, PARSIN

King Saul
read
this handwriting
and
lost his throne.

Jeroboam
read
 this handwriting
and
his kingdom
was taken away
from him

MENE, MENE, TEKEL, PARSIN

King Ahaziah
read
this handwriting
and went to Hades.

Idi Amin...
Saddam Hussein...
Mummar Gaddahffi...
read this handwriting
...and trouble came

Do you also want
to read the handwriting
on your wall?

MENE, MENE, TEKEL, PARSIN
Do you want to read
the Handwriting on
your wall?

...Do you want
 to read
 the handwriting
on your wall?

Do you want to read
the Handwriting

MENE, MENE, TEKEL, PARSIN

Do you?
Think twice.


Scheme xABcd d eABFx gABFgxx D cABx xxxbx hbE DAxe haBE AB D xx
Poetic Form
Metre 11 1 110 1 1001 1111 11 1 110 0 111 010 1 110 0 110 11001 11 1111 11 1 110 01110 101 1001 11 1110 0101 11101 11010 111 1111 11111 0101 11 111 11 010 111 11111 010 1111 11 11
Closest metre Iambic dimeter
Characters 679
Words 145
Sentences 13
Stanzas 13
Stanza Lengths 5, 1, 5, 7, 1, 4, 5, 3, 4, 4, 2, 1, 2
Lines Amount 44
Letters per line (avg) 11
Words per line (avg) 2
Letters per stanza (avg) 39
Words per stanza (avg) 8

About this poem

When Balshazzar read this handwriting, his troubles began. His sins found him out; he never survived the deluge that came his way. Beware, O you man. Don't let your sins find you out!

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Written on May 26, 2023

Submitted by Chinonyeisraeluche on May 26, 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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