Analysis of The Last Laugh

Outside the backdrop of the given world,
the emptiness fled

And deep in the recesses of what’s never to be,
contradiction fed

Far beyond meaning and stated intent,
all reasons turned to dust

With nothing to prove and less to embrace
—the laugh at last on us

(Villanova Pennsylvania: December, 2019)

Scheme XA XA XX XX X
Poetic Form
Metre 110110101 01001 0100100101011 0101 1011001001 110111 1101101101 011111 010010010
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 294
Words 51
Sentences 1
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 2, 2, 2, 2, 1
Lines Amount 9
Letters per line (avg) 27
Words per line (avg) 6
Letters per stanza (avg) 48
Words per stanza (avg) 10
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Submitted by KurtPhilipBehm on December 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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