Analysis of An Enchantress
Roberto Suárez Torres 1983 (New York)
Dawn not have I seen in a pair of eyes
when reached the summit I stood on of mounts,
nor dry sailors ever sipped deep a fount,
with black sackcloth that in a sound grot lies!
alas! my echoes sting the ears that bend sharp,
if perchance under this storm on a shore,
as a ship, girded thirst on glowing sands moor,
fain led by a twinkle plucked from a harp...
For shall a sole droplet poured on my bogs,
thereof gardens wide in rows thus flower,
each hand glean on your isle, tears ever gone?
or shall noon the sun's rays gallows shower;
longer a strip of a black, thick lash flog,
plumes heard thrice, loud crow sad in early hours?
|Scheme||AXXA BXXB XCX CXX|
|Metre||1111100111 1101011111 1110101101 111100111 01110101111 1011011101 1011111011 1110101101 1101101111 110101110 1111111101 1110111010 1001101111 11111101010|
|Closest metre||Iambic pentameter|
|Stanza Lengths||4, 4, 3, 3|
|Letters per line (avg)||35|
|Words per line (avg)||9|
|Letters per stanza (avg)||122|
|Words per stanza (avg)||31|
Written on July 20, 2022
Submitted by robertrad2021 on July 20, 2022
Modified by robertrad2021
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