Analysis of When Everything Went Numb



When Everything Went Numb

I find myself coming to.
My eyes splinter through shades of blue.
Memories come rushing in.
I can’t believe what’s happenin’
What have I done?
When everything went numb.

I don’t dare bother asking
Why I’m lying between two bits of bread.
And why my hands are dripping red.
I curl up in a ball again.
I can’t believe what’s happenin’
What have I done?
When everything went numb.

His body lies beside me.
And in his eyes all I can see
Is myself staring back at me.
This lifeless shape a former friend.
I can’t believe what’s happenin’
What have I done?
When everything went numb.

Now here lies my discretion.
Now’s a good time for you to listen.
You need to hear what I have to say.
I’m sorry it had to end this way.
Did you think I wouldn’t amend your sin?
How did you think that this would end?
Now you see what I’ve done?
When everything went numb.

I’ve yet to fully comprehend?
How far my actions condescend.
I now lay to rest this piece of waste.
My former friend I once embraced.
And as I lay him down I whisper.
Tell my wife I miss her.


Scheme A bbcCDA xeexCDA fffgCDA ddhhcgdA ggiijj
Poetic Form Tetractys  (20%)
Metre 11011 111101 11101111 1001100 110101 1111 11011 1111010 1110011111 01111101 11100101 110101 1111 11011 1101011 00111111 1110111 11010101 110101 1111 11011 1111010 101111110 111111111 110111111 111110111 11111111 111111 11011 1111001 1111001 111111111 11011101 011111110 111110
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 1,065
Words 206
Sentences 30
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 1, 6, 7, 7, 8, 6
Lines Amount 35
Letters per line (avg) 23
Words per line (avg) 6
Letters per stanza (avg) 136
Words per stanza (avg) 34
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Submitted on May 01, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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