Analysis of He Is My Lion



He Is My Lion
He is my lion; He is my King.  He is the world and everything;
He can roar within my soul as He gives me voice to sing.
He has made me majestic in my old, crippled walk;
 He is my power of thought that shapes my words when I talk.

He is the blood that flows freely through my veins;
He is my Savior when I speak so fondly of His name.
He is the loving heart who holds my troubles in His hand;
He is the glory and the word, as the Bible tells all man.

He is the creator of wolves howling in the night;
He is the wise owl that gives me vision and sight.
He is the watch dog that protects as I obey;
He is the cure that respects all others when I pray.

He brings April showers and light winds;
He forgives me of all my earthly sins.
He has given me my soul and the love of my wife;
He is everything to me, as he has given me my life.


Scheme XAABB XXXX CCDD XXEE
Poetic Form
Metre 11110 1111011111101010 11101111111111 1111010011101 11110111111111 11011110111 11110111110111 11010111110011 110100011010111 1100101110001 110111111001 110111011101 1101101110111 111010011 1011111101 1110111001111 11101111110111
Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 828
Words 182
Sentences 9
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 5, 4, 4, 4
Lines Amount 17
Letters per line (avg) 38
Words per line (avg) 11
Letters per stanza (avg) 160
Words per stanza (avg) 46
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Submitted on July 05, 2016

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Norman Wilson

IntroductionForgotten are the times the tick of a clock once chimed sobering sounds that caressed my hearts nightly dreams. As I awaken to the touch of light that burns upon a candles wick flickering my words for all to see. This drives my thoughts through the darkest of nights of loneliness that renders my quill upon parchment with ink that dances to minds and souls.Now I hear the screeching of my heart when the blue horizon covers the orb of emptiness.Within the shelter of my mind with little, purpose other than my words that keep me sane. These are my new poems I have written in the quiet of my night, forever wished away in a writer’s pain. As I strive to write that perfect poem that, my soul desperately seeks. Then and only then can my words rest upon a sleep. more…

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