Analysis of Galactic Collision

A fierce poetic battleground
is standing prepared in space.
Two galactic neighbors
will square off to make their case.

Andromeda and Milky Way
are headed for collision.
Each will aim and crash clear through
with surgical precision.

Ensuing chaos promises
to cast stars helter-skelter.
All the orbiting planets
will lose gravity's shelter.

A fine poetic compromise
causes conciliation.
Two galactic neighbors
will spin a new gyration.

Scheme xaBa xcxc xdxd xcBc
Poetic Form Quatrain 
Metre 0101010 1100101 101010 1111111 01000101 1101010 1110111 1100010 10010100 1111010 1010010 11110 0101010 100010 101010 1101010
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 418
Words 66
Sentences 8
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4
Lines Amount 16
Letters per line (avg) 22
Words per line (avg) 4
Letters per stanza (avg) 90
Words per stanza (avg) 17
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Submitted on May 01, 2011

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Wallace Dean LaBenne

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