Analysis of Bane of Lure



In front of me
A shimmering glow
A curtain of gold
It waterfalls down her back.

Turning, she blinds me
With the spotlights
In her eyes, glowing
Ever knowing,
Those razor-sharp knives.

Next, the shark, menacing
Pulling up from the depths
Of emotion with those
Vampire-like teeth in her smile

Then, gone.
Eyes closed. She's harmless.
The shark seems to have eaten the prey.
But it doesn't know
The prey is here to stay.

A black hole opens
Sirens spill out
Dancing, enchanting
Her deadly lullaby

Until, it stops
A spear through the heart
The monster, bested
By the prey.


Scheme ABXX AXCCX CXXX XXDBD XXCX XXXD
Poetic Form
Metre 0111 01001 01011 110101 10111 101 00110 1010 11011 101100 101101 101011 1011001 11 11110 011111001 11101 011111 01110 1011 10010 01010 0111 01101 01010 101
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 542
Words 100
Sentences 8
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 4, 5, 4, 5, 4, 4
Lines Amount 26
Letters per line (avg) 17
Words per line (avg) 4
Letters per stanza (avg) 75
Words per stanza (avg) 17
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Submitted on January 11, 2020

Modified on March 05, 2023

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