Analysis of This Libation, Cupid, Take



This libation, Cupid, take,
With the lilies at thy feet;
Cherish Pierrot for their sake
Send him visions strange and sweet,
While he slumbers at thy feet.
Only love kiss him awake!
Only love kiss him awake!


Scheme ababbAA
Poetic Form
Metre 11101 1010111 101111 1110101 111111 1011101 1011101
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 214
Words 39
Sentences 4
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 7
Lines Amount 7
Letters per line (avg) 23
Words per line (avg) 5
Letters per stanza (avg) 162
Words per stanza (avg) 37
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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Ernest Christopher Dowson

Ernest Christopher Dowson was born in 1867 at Lea in Kent England he was an English poet novelist and writer of short stories associated with the Decadent movement Most of his life was spent in France more…

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