Analysis of Last Bet

Waiting to die,
  he took one last card

Waiting to die,
  the dealer stared hard

Waiting to die,
  his wager was late

Waiting to die,
  which Joker abates

Waiting to die,
  the odds become clear

Waiting to die,
  last gamble with fear

Waiting to die,
  fate out of the deck

Waiting to die,
 —his soul his last bet

(Villanova Pennsylvania: August, 2017)

Scheme Ab Ab Ax Ax Ac Ac Ax Ax x
Poetic Form
Metre 1011 11111 1011 01011 1011 11011 1011 11001 1011 01011 1011 11011 1011 11101 1011 11111 01001010
Closest metre Iambic dimeter
Characters 338
Words 62
Sentences 1
Stanzas 9
Stanza Lengths 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 1
Lines Amount 17
Letters per line (avg) 15
Words per line (avg) 4
Letters per stanza (avg) 29
Words per stanza (avg) 7
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Submitted by KurtPhilipBehm on August 14, 2017

Modified on March 05, 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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