Analysis of Willy-Nilly

Are you averse or willing? Are you one-way inclined?
Are you willy-nilly?
What do you hope to find?
Are you happy or sorry? Are you on even-keel?
Are you willy-nilly?
What do you really feel?
Are you timid or daring? Are you afraid to die?
Are you willy-nilly?
What do you want to try?
Are you content or empty? Are you coming-of-age?
Are you willy-nilly?
What do you do off-stage?
Are you aloof or cordial? Are you easy-to-know?
Are you willy-nilly?
What do you overthrow?
Are you coming or going? Are you last-in first-out?
Are you willy-nilly?
What are you all about?

Scheme aBacBcdBdeBefBfgBg
Poetic Form
Metre 1101110111101 111010 111111 1110110111101 111010 111101 1110110110111 111010 111111 1110110111011 111010 111111 1101110111011 111010 11110 1110110111011 111010 111101
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 553
Words 102
Sentences 24
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 18
Lines Amount 18
Letters per line (avg) 24
Words per line (avg) 6
Letters per stanza (avg) 430
Words per stanza (avg) 102
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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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