Analysis of A Blind Man in the Street
Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis 1876 (Auburn) – 1938 (Melbourne)
'He's blind,' we say. Then turn aside
Upon our way, again to view
Familiar things - some prospect wide,
Some olden scene for ever new.
Heedless we pass along, and soon
The groping figure's out of mind,
Lost in the sunlit afternoon.
'Poor chap, he's blind.'
Slowly he taps along the street,
Pitch black beneath our smiling skies:
While ours the boon again to greet
New scenes with ever thoughtless eyes.
Thoughtless indeed if, passing, we
Grudge thanks for this most precious sense.
He asks of us - not sympathy
|Metre||11111101 011010111 01011101 11011101 1110101 01010111 100101 1111 10110101 110110101 110010111 11110101 10011101 11111101 11111100 11|
|Closest metre||Iambic tetrameter|
|Stanza Lengths||8, 8|
|Letters per line (avg)||26|
|Words per line (avg)||6|
|Letters per stanza (avg)||205|
|Words per stanza (avg)||47|
Submitted on May 13, 2011
Modified on March 05, 2023
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