Analysis of To See Him Again
Gabriela Mistral 1889 (Vicuña) – 1957 (Hempstead)
Never, never again?
Not on nights filled with quivering stars,
or during dawn's maiden brightness
or afternoons of sacrifice?
Or at the edge of a pale path
that encircles the farmlands,
or upon the rim of a trembling fountain,
whitened by a shimmering moon?
Or beneath the forest's
luxuriant, raveled tresses
where, calling his name,
I was overtaken by the night?
Not in the grotto that returns
the echo of my cry?
Oh no. To see him again --
it would not matter where --
in heaven's deadwater
or inside the boiling vortex,
under serene moons or in bloodless fright!
To be with him...
every springtime and winter,
united in one anguished knot
around his bloody neck!
|Scheme||AXXX XXXX XXXBXC AXCXB XXXX|
|Metre||101001 111111001 11011010 101110 11011011 1101 101011010010 1101001 101010 01001010 11011 11100101 1001101 010111 1111101 111101 0101 10101010 1001110101 1111 1001010 01001101 011101|
|Closest metre||Iambic tetrameter|
|Stanza Lengths||4, 4, 6, 5, 4|
|Letters per line (avg)||23|
|Words per line (avg)||5|
|Letters per stanza (avg)||104|
|Words per stanza (avg)||23|
Submitted on May 13, 2011
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