Analysis of The Practical Death

Michael Drewes 1944 (Herzhausen)

And of a Python snake,
I will not be afraid!
And I go out into the wilderness,
and on the way I slowly will undress,
and to a Python snake I yield myself,
so that he winds around my naked body,
and slowly flees my life away from myself.

And of a Python snake,
I will not be afraid!
And in his body will I be ingested,
and finally, thoroughly digested.

And of a Python snake,
I will not be afraid!
And of a Python snake,
I will not be afraid!

And in the end, I will be here on earth
excreted in the greater wilderness,
nobody knows where I am to be found.
That goes so well according to my thoughts.
No scientist wastes his time with all of my works.
The Python snake will suck my strength from me!

Do not disturb my peace!
Do not remember me!
No need for any child to learn my life,
one won't find me in places far away.

And so, I beg of thee:
Do not remember me!
And in free nature let me decompose.
You save yourself the burial costs!
To anybody will it not be clear,
that I, the clever Michael Drewes, was here!

Scheme ABcxded ABxx ABAB xcxxxe xExx eExxxx
Poetic Form
Metre 010101 111101 0111010100 0101110101 010101111 11110111010 0101110111 010101 111101 00110111010 010010010 010101 111101 010101 111101 0001111111 10010100 11111111 1111010111 110011111111 0101111111 110111 110101 1111011111 1111010101 011111 110101 001101101 110101001 1100011111 1101010111
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 1,050
Words 240
Sentences 18
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 7, 4, 4, 6, 4, 6
Lines Amount 31
Letters per line (avg) 25
Words per line (avg) 7
Letters per stanza (avg) 129
Words per stanza (avg) 34
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Written on September 04, 2021

Submitted by michaeld.67199 on September 05, 2023

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Michael Drewes

Michael Drewes devotes his time not only to composing music but also to poetry in German, Spanish, English and Hebrew. more…

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