Analysis of Perhaps you'd like to buy a flower

Emily Dickinson 1830 (Amherst) – 1886 (Amherst)



Perhaps you'd like to buy a flower,
But I could never sell—
If you would like to borrow,
Until the Daffodil

Unties her yellow Bonnet
Beneath the village door,
Until the Bees, from Clover rows
Their Hock, and Sherry, draw,

Why, I will lend until just then,
But not an hour more!


Scheme XXXX XAXX XA
Poetic Form Etheree  (40%)
Tetractys  (20%)
Metre 011111010 111101 111111 01010 101010 010101 01011101 110101 11110111 111101
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 278
Words 54
Sentences 2
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 2
Lines Amount 10
Letters per line (avg) 21
Words per line (avg) 5
Letters per stanza (avg) 71
Words per stanza (avg) 17
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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on April 25, 2023

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