Analysis of A Kingdom For A Poem

I imagined myself rich,
I saw myself poor

From the suite to the stable,
my soul cried for more

The sweeter the temptation,
the more dour the gain

A kingdom for a poem
—my treasure renamed

(Villanova Pennsylvania: February, 2017)

Scheme XX XX XX XX X
Poetic Form
Metre 101011 1111 1011010 11111 0100010 011001 0101010 11001 010010100
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 222
Words 40
Sentences 1
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 2, 2, 2, 2, 1
Lines Amount 9
Letters per line (avg) 20
Words per line (avg) 4
Letters per stanza (avg) 36
Words per stanza (avg) 8
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Submitted by Kurt Philip Behm on July 12, 2019

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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