An Actor Poem Rhyme Scheme and Analysis

Rhyme Scheme: AABBCCDDEEFFGGBBHHII JJ

Some one 'tis hardly new has oddly saidA
The color of a trumpet's blare is redA
And Joseph Emmett thinks the crimson shameB
On woman's cheek a trumpet note of fameB
The more the red storm rises round her noseC
The more her eyes averted seek her toesC
He fancies all the louder he can hearD
The tube resounding in his spacious earD
And all his varied talents to exertE
Darkens his dullness to display his dirtE
And when the gallery's indecent crowdF
And gentlemen below with hisses loudF
In hot contention these his art to crownG
And those his naked nastiness to drownG
Make such a din that cheeks erewhile aflameB
Grow white and in their fear forget their shameB
With impudence imperial sublimeH
Unmoved the patient actor bides his timeH
Till storm and counter storm are both allayedI
Like donkeys each by t'other one outbrayedI
When all the place is silent as a mouseJ
One slow suggestive gesture clears the houseJ

Ambrose Bierce



Rate:
(1)



Poem topics: , Print This Poem , Rhyme Scheme

Submit Spanish Translation
Submit German Translation
Submit French Translation


Write your comment about An Actor poem by Ambrose Bierce


 

Recent Interactions*

This poem was read 21 times,

This poem was added to the favorite list by 0 members,

This poem was voted by 0 members.

(* Interactions only in the last 7 days)

New Poems

Popular Poets