Analysis of Equal

If you wish to be equal
your aim is rather low.
Ideality's the sequel for elevated show.
If you wish to be equal
your direction is plain.
Extraordinaire's the sequel for superior gain.
If you wish to be equal
your hopes are commonplace.
Visionary's the sequel for escalated pace.
If you wish to be equal
your lemming instincts sway.
Autonomy's the sequel for independent play.
If you wish to be equal
your presence fades to ghost.
Identity's the sequel for celebrated host.
If you wish to be equal
your plans are archaic.
Nonpareil's the sequel for modern mosaic.

Scheme AbbAccAddAeeAffAgg
Poetic Form
Metre 1111110 111101 101011001 1111110 101011 1010101001 1111110 11110 101011001 1111110 110101 101010101 1111110 110111 101011001 1111110 111010 1010110010
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 546
Words 98
Sentences 12
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 18
Lines Amount 18
Letters per line (avg) 25
Words per line (avg) 5
Letters per stanza (avg) 448
Words per stanza (avg) 98
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Submitted on February 05, 2010

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Wallace Dean LaBenne

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