Analysis of A Pyrrhic Victory

The guns are silent now.
The battle is over, with casualties on both sides,
Plain to be.
Difficulties there were, but neither could agree.
The guns are silent now.
A battle raging for years,
struggling on with the shedding of blood
and distraught with tears.
The guns are silent now.
Not wanting or yearning,
for now has begun a new dawn,
for learning.
The guns are silent now.
Sweet music of peace and calm.
Arduous times there were,
now is the time to let go and disarm.
The guns are silent now.
Inevitably,as distressing it is lonely and parted,
draw comfort from the fact, for the love of each other,
a new life has started.

Scheme AbccAdefAghgAijkAeje
Poetic Form Tetractys  (25%)
Etheree  (20%)
Metre 011101 01011011000111 111 100010110101 011101 0101011 1001101011 00111 011101 110110 11101011 110 011101 1101101 100110 1101111001 011101 10101110010 1101011011110 011110
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 609
Words 116
Sentences 12
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 20
Lines Amount 20
Letters per line (avg) 25
Words per line (avg) 6
Letters per stanza (avg) 491
Words per stanza (avg) 115
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Submitted by victor_j on January 23, 2012

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Victor Gatenby

My name is Victor John Gatenby, born in 1958 and native of North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. I am a researcher of genealogy and started to write poetry in 2002, after retiring from public service. Having a creative and compassionate mind, for helping people, that is in my scope to do, I find that by writing poetry, not only expresses my life thoughts, but I feel, gives meaning and inspiration to others. Whether it be fictional or based on fact, the poetry I write will always be read differently and have a differing meaning from one person to the next. My aim is to give a pleasure to the reader without the poetry being too complex or deep, so as not to be understood or enjoyed. Much of my poetry is based upon life events and perceptions. I find that works well and I can draw upon my own experiences, to put into poetry, a literary art form.Those that read my poetry, I hope gain something from it and enjoy reading the same. At the same time, I am committed to contributing to and it's community, by reading the work of other's and appropriately recording constructive criticism and rating work, without prejudice. I expect my work to be critiqued also with respect and common sense. I have a zero tolerant attitude towards any inappropriate work, words, remarks etc.V J Gatenby (Author) more…

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