Analysis of Souvenir
Edwin Arlington Robinson 1869 – 1935
A vanished house that for an hour I knew
By some forgotten chance when I was young
Had once a glimmering window overhung
With honeysuckle wet with evening dew.
Along the path tall dusky dahlias grew,
And shadowy hydrangeas reached and swung
Ferociously; and over me, among
The moths and mysteries, a blurred bat flew.
Somewhere within there were dim presences
Of days that hovered and of years gone by.
I waited, and between their silences
There was an evanescent faded noise;
And though a child, I knew it was the voice
Of one whose occupation was to die.
|Metre||01011111011 1101011111 11010010001 110011101 01011111 01001101 0100010101 0101000111 101101100 1111001111 1100011100 111010101 0101111101 111010111|
|Closest metre||Iambic pentameter|
|Stanza Lengths||8, 6|
|Letters per line (avg)||32|
|Words per line (avg)||7|
|Letters per stanza (avg)||224|
|Words per stanza (avg)||50|
Submitted on May 13, 2011
Modified on March 05, 2023
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