Analysis of Self Medicating



Self medicating.
Poetry is my vice, the medium I choose.
A concise confession of my confused contention.
An agitated disturbance which screams to devour.

My demeanor may seem content on the surface,
however my conclusions are heavy.

And when my writing can express that which my
body provokes, my commotion is silenced. Hence
my body and mind stop fighting.

For that which is bottled up inside me will eventually
boil over and influence the voices within me.

So while my words will vibrate a cord inside you,
causing a familiar melody or an oblivious noise.
They do help me project, releasing the tension
that’s been eating me recently.

For these thoughts expressed are my drugs of choice.
I can wright my own prescription.
If I can just shut up and listen.

For these thoughts expressed are my drugs of choice.
So while I wright my own prescription,
won’t you just shut up and listen.


Scheme axbx xc xxa cc xxbc Dbb Dbb
Poetic Form
Metre 1100 100111010011 0010101101010 1100010111010 101011101010 101010110 01110101111 100110101101 11001110 1111101011101000 1100100010011 111111001011 1000101001101001 111110010010 11101100 1110111111 11111010 111111010 1110111111 111111010 11111010
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 884
Words 156
Sentences 16
Stanzas 7
Stanza Lengths 4, 2, 3, 2, 4, 3, 3
Lines Amount 21
Letters per line (avg) 34
Words per line (avg) 7
Letters per stanza (avg) 101
Words per stanza (avg) 22
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Submitted on June 06, 2010

Modified on March 05, 2023

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