Analysis of By Design



They separate us by gender,
and segregate by race

They separate us by intellect,
and isolate by taste

They separate us by fortune,
and detach us by fame

They separate us by family,
nepotism to blame

They keep us divided
through life ever long

The poles ever widening
—too lost to belong

(Dreamsleep: January, 2021)


Scheme XX XX XA BA XC XC B
Poetic Form
Metre 1101110 01011 1101110 01011 1101110 001111 11011100 10011 111010 11101 0110100 11101 1100
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 304
Words 55
Sentences 1
Stanzas 7
Stanza Lengths 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 1
Lines Amount 13
Letters per line (avg) 19
Words per line (avg) 4
Letters per stanza (avg) 36
Words per stanza (avg) 8
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Submitted by sage48 on January 30, 2021

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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