Analysis of poem #4
David Plantinga 1972 (Sherbrooke)
Dour duty may seem cruel
To novices, but rasped
To callouses by some hair shirt,
Skin glories in its clasp.
A rougher kiss is sweetest bliss
To scourged and toughened hides,
Until abraded to a scar
Where stunted dullness bides.
|Metre||10101110 110011 111111 110011 01011101 110101 011101 110101|
|Closest metre||Iambic tetrameter|
|Stanza Lengths||4, 4|
|Letters per line (avg)||23|
|Words per line (avg)||5|
|Letters per stanza (avg)||92|
|Words per stanza (avg)||20|
Submitted by DavidPlantinga on March 31, 2021
Modified on March 05, 2023
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