Analysis of Something For Nothing



Space is nothing for something
and that's something for nothing.
What's free can have quite a cost
where the price you pay is lost.
Taking love with no return
extinguishes hearts that burn.
Hand out food can put on weight
till you become heavy freight.
Reaping without planting seed
will an empty harvest breed.
Bargains lead to overload
till your closet shelves are bowed.
Receiving without giving
yields loneliness for living.
When there is equality
you'll find reciprocity.
Something for nothing is space
for nothing something to place.


Scheme AABCDDEEFFGHAAIIJJ
Poetic Form
Metre 1110110 0110110 1111101 1011111 1011101 1111 1111111 1101101 1001101 1110101 101110 1110111 0100110 1100110 1110100 110100 1011011 1101011
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 522
Words 88
Sentences 9
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 18
Lines Amount 18
Letters per line (avg) 24
Words per line (avg) 5
Letters per stanza (avg) 440
Words per stanza (avg) 88
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Submitted on February 05, 2010

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Wallace Dean LaBenne

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