Analysis of Evening Song
Jean Toomer 1894 (Washington, D.C.) – 1967 (Doylestown)
Full moon rising on the waters of my heart,
Lakes and moon and fires,
Holding her lips apart.
Promises of slumber leaving shore to charm the moon,
Miracle made vesper-keeps,
And I'll be sleeping soon.
Cloine, curled like the sleepy waters whtere the moonwaves start,
Radiant, resplendently she gleams,
Lips pressed against my heart.
|Scheme||ABBA CDDC AEEA|
|Metre||11101010111 101010 110 100101 1001101011101 1001101 11 011101 111010101011 100111 11 110111|
|Closest metre||Iambic tetrameter|
|Stanza Lengths||4, 4, 4|
|Letters per line (avg)||25|
|Words per line (avg)||5|
|Letters per stanza (avg)||100|
|Words per stanza (avg)||20|
Submitted on May 13, 2011
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