Analysis of If pain for peace prepares

Emily Dickinson 1830 (Amherst) – 1886 (Amherst)



If pain for peace prepares
Lo, what "Augustan" years
Our feet await!

If springs from winter rise,
Can the Anemones
Be reckoned up?

If night stands fast—then noon
To gird us for the sun,
What gaze!

When from a thousand skies
On our developed eyes
Noons blaze!


Scheme AXX BAX XXC BBC
Poetic Form
Metre 111101 1111 10101 111101 101 1101 111111 111101 11 110101 1100101 11
Closest metre Iambic dimeter
Characters 257
Words 49
Sentences 5
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 3, 3, 3, 3
Lines Amount 12
Letters per line (avg) 17
Words per line (avg) 4
Letters per stanza (avg) 51
Words per stanza (avg) 12
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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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