Analysis of Lincoln's still smiling



Middle aged, mind folded
To the right.
I’ve mismatched
my head & my heart.
Uptight.
My head is thumping
& my heart is thinking.
Wait, maybe it’s to the left?
I’m sitting here on a stick of glue.
Playing chess with John Lennon.
The conversations changing.
My balls are aching blue.
No, I’m pretty sure it’s to the right!
I pick up a penny.
Lincoln is still smiling.
I’ll be ok tonight.


Scheme ABCDBEEFGHEGBIEB
Poetic Form
Metre 101110 101 101 1111 01 11110 11110 1101101 110110111 1011110 001010 111101 111011101 111010 101110 111101
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 381
Words 72
Sentences 14
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 16
Lines Amount 16
Letters per line (avg) 18
Words per line (avg) 5
Letters per stanza (avg) 289
Words per stanza (avg) 72
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Submitted on May 01, 2011

Modified on March 14, 2023

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