Analysis of K.L.H.



DIED OF WOUNDS RECEIVED AT THE DARDANELLES.

Where stern grey busts of gods and heroes old
Frown down upon the corridors' chill stone,
On which the sunbeam's amber pale is thrown
From leaf-fringed windows, one of quiet mould
Gazed long at those white chronicles which told
Of honours that the stately School had known.
He read the names: and wondered if his own
Would ever grace the walls in letters bold.

He knew not that he for the School would gain
A greater honour with a greater price -
That, no long years of work, but bitter pain
And his rich life, he was to sacrifice -
Not in a University's grey peace,
But on the hilly sun-baked Chersonese.

H.M.S. "Manica,"
Dardanelles, 1915.


Scheme A BCCBBCCB DADAAA XA
Poetic Form
Metre 11101101 1111110101 1101010011 110110111 1111011101 1111110011 111010111 1101010111 1101010101 1111110111 010110101 1111111101 011111110 100010011 11010111 11 1
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 681
Words 130
Sentences 8
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 1, 8, 6, 2
Lines Amount 17
Letters per line (avg) 32
Words per line (avg) 7
Letters per stanza (avg) 134
Words per stanza (avg) 31
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Submitted on August 03, 2020

Modified on May 01, 2023

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Paul Bewsher

Born in England in 1894 Paul Bewsher first served during World War 1 in the Royal Naval Air Service from 1915 - 1918, he was shot down once during this period of service. He then moved into the Royal Air force from 1918 until 1919. He was awarded the Distinguished Sevices Cross. My poems (3)Titles list. more…

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