Analysis of Bring Us To Our Knees

Uproars, chaos and clashes
Prayers, appeals and pleas
Fortunes that turn to ashes
Bring us to our knees

Shivers, fevers and swelters
Prayers, bowings and pleas
Disgracefully cruel welters
Bring us to our knees

Dangers, alarms and perils
Prayers, entreats and pleas
Loners who live like ferals
Bring us to our knees

Vouches, avers and pledges
Prayers, urgings and pleas
Living close to sharp edges
Bring us to our knees

Worry, upsets and anguish
Prayers, begging and pleas
Demise leading to languish
Bring us to our knees

Hankers, desires and wishes
Prayers, requests and pleas
Big troubles that life dishes
Bring us to our knees

Scheme abcB xbaB xbaB abcB dbdB abcB
Poetic Form Quatrain 
Metre 110010 10101 1011110 111101 1010010 1101 1101 111101 1001010 1101 101111 111101 110010 11001 1011110 111101 1001010 11001 0110110 111101 1010010 10101 1101110 111101
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 605
Words 105
Sentences 1
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4
Lines Amount 24
Letters per line (avg) 21
Words per line (avg) 4
Letters per stanza (avg) 85
Words per stanza (avg) 18
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Submitted on February 05, 2010

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Wallace Dean LaBenne

Professor, therapist, author and poet. more…

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