Analysis of Grandpa's Happy Demise



'Twas early spring on Lower Nemahbin
As grandpa rowed his boat cross icy blue
To fish his favored spot off point outrun,
It's what he'd done sincere nineteen aught and two.
'Bout halfway there he felt a little pain
And thought, "Must be that Strudel", then pressed on.
He anchored, cast his lure cross rocky chain
And caught a large-mouth bass atop its spawn.
He didn't take the time to string that bass
But cast his lure again in rocky place
And hooked another, frenzy came to pass,
Then heart attack and died with smiling face.
He went while doing what he liked the best
I'll bet he's smiling yet in eternal rest.


Scheme ABABAAAACDCDEE
Poetic Form
Metre 11011101 111111101 1111011101 11110111101 1111110101 011111111 1101111101 0101110111 1101011111 1111010101 0101010111 1101011101 1111011101 11110100101
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 602
Words 113
Sentences 5
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 14
Lines Amount 14
Letters per line (avg) 34
Words per line (avg) 8
Letters per stanza (avg) 482
Words per stanza (avg) 113
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Submitted on May 01, 2011

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