Analysis of Like You

Though I like you I'm not like you
We are worlds apart
The things we like
are things not like the likenesses we start

The likes of you are likes of few
We are worlds apart
What we most like
is most unlike the likenesses we chart

Our likes are true and dislikes too
We are worlds apart
All we dislike
is much alike the likenesses of heart

Though I like you I'm not like you
We are worlds apart
Unlike dislike
alike is like the likenesses of art

Scheme ABcb aBcb aBcb ABcb
Poetic Form Quatrain 
Metre 11111111 11101 0111 1111010011 01111111 11101 1111 1101010011 101110011 11101 1101 1101010011 11111111 11101 0101 0111010011
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 428
Words 89
Sentences 1
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4
Lines Amount 16
Letters per line (avg) 22
Words per line (avg) 6
Letters per stanza (avg) 88
Words per stanza (avg) 22
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Submitted on February 05, 2010

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Wallace Dean LaBenne

Professor, therapist, author and poet. more…

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