Analysis of Left To Spew

A heartbeat beyond perception,
  the verse becomes alive

Its arrow fixed, its prey in sight,
 —new truth to hunt old lies

As light grows scarce, it draws its bow,
  with aim both clear and true

To strike deceptions middle eye,
 —the devil left to spew

(Villanova Pennsylvania: April, 2017)

Scheme XX XX XA XA X
Poetic Form
Metre 0101010 010101 11011101 111111 11111111 111101 11010101 010111 01001010
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 285
Words 49
Sentences 1
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 2, 2, 2, 2, 1
Lines Amount 9
Letters per line (avg) 25
Words per line (avg) 5
Letters per stanza (avg) 45
Words per stanza (avg) 10
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Submitted by KurtPhilipBehm on April 19, 2017

Modified on March 14, 2023

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Kurt Philip Behm

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The War Trail : Death from The Sky more…

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