Analysis of The Threshold



My door is made of solid bronze
but doesn’t have a lock

Patina’d with the stain of blood
from all the battles fought

It swings upon a rusted hinge
and creaks when open wide

To welcome back the future-past
the present safe inside

(Bryn Mawr Pennsylvania: August, 2020)


Scheme XX XX XA XA X
Poetic Form
Metre 11111101 11101 110111 110101 11010101 011101 11010101 010101 11001010
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 263
Words 48
Sentences 1
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 2, 2, 2, 2, 1
Lines Amount 9
Letters per line (avg) 24
Words per line (avg) 5
Letters per stanza (avg) 43
Words per stanza (avg) 10
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Submitted by KurtPhilipBehm on August 29, 2020

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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