Analysis of Taking up the fair Ideal
Emily Dickinson 1830 (Amherst) – 1886 (Amherst)
Taking up the fair Ideal,
Just to cast her down
When a fracture—we discover—
Or a splintered Crown—
Makes the Heavens portable—
And the Gods—a lie—
Doubtless—"Adam"&md ash;scowled at Eden—
For his perjury!
Cherishing—our pool Ideal—
Till in purer dress—
We behold her—glorified—
Comforts—sear ch—like this—
Till the broken creatures—
We adored—for whole—
Meet us—with a smile—
|Metre||1010101 11101 10101010 10101 1010100 00101 101011110 11100 10010101 10101 101010 101111 101010 10111 111 110 11101|
|Closest metre||Iambic trimeter|
|Stanza Lengths||8, 9|
|Letters per line (avg)||19|
|Words per line (avg)||4|
|Letters per stanza (avg)||163|
|Words per stanza (avg)||30|
Submitted on May 13, 2011
Modified on March 05, 2023
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