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.


Scheme XXXX AXXA
Poetic Form
Metre 10101110 110011 111111 110011 01011101 110101 011101 110101
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 225
Words 40
Sentences 2
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 4, 4
Lines Amount 8
Letters per line (avg) 23
Words per line (avg) 5
Letters per stanza (avg) 92
Words per stanza (avg) 20
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Submitted by DavidPlantinga on March 31, 2021

Modified on March 05, 2023

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