Analysis of I Made It To The Starting Line



Make ready for life's escapades:
the adventurous pranks.
Revelry is the masquerade
mingled with tugs and yanks.
Prepare to voice from your design
"I made it to the starting line."

Make ready for life's unforeseen:
the unexpected turns.
Pliancy is the trampoline
mingled with bounds and churns.
Prepare to voice from your design
"I made it to the starting line."

Make ready for life's marathon:
the long-distance footrace.
Endurance is the paragon
mingled with grit and grace.
Prepare to voice from your design
"I made it to the starting line."


Scheme xaxaBB cdcdBB efefBB
Poetic Form
Metre 1101110 001001 1001001 101101 01111101 11110101 1101101 00101 11001 101101 01111101 11110101 1101110 01101 1001010 101101 01111101 11110101
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 526
Words 93
Sentences 10
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 6, 6, 6
Lines Amount 18
Letters per line (avg) 24
Words per line (avg) 5
Letters per stanza (avg) 144
Words per stanza (avg) 30
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Submitted on January 13, 2010

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Wallace Dean LaBenne

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