Analysis of I was Painting You

Thomas W. Case 1966 (California)



I know they look like sunrises and sunsets, but I was painting you.
When I painted all the rivers that lead to the oceans, and the glorious starry nights, and the flowers; the sublime orchids and the tender roses.
In the end
and from the beginning,
I was painting you.
I know they look like sunrises and sunsets, but I was painting you.
When I painted all the rivers that lead to the oceans, and the glorious starry nights, and the flowers; the sublime orchids and the tender roses.
In the end
and from the beginning,
I was painting you


Scheme ABCDAABCDA
Poetic Form Tetractys  (30%)
Etheree  (30%)
Metre 11111101111101 1110101011101000100101001000110001010 001 010010 11101 11111101111101 1110101011101000100101001000110001010 001 010010 11101
Closest metre Iambic heptameter
Characters 527
Words 100
Sentences 6
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 10
Lines Amount 10
Letters per line (avg) 42
Words per line (avg) 10
Letters per stanza (avg) 422
Words per stanza (avg) 100
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Modified on March 05, 2023

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Thomas W. Case

Born in Oxnard California, currently living in Iowa. Published two books of poetry and hundreds of individual poems in anthologies all over the world. more…

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