Analysis of Fatigue
Amy Lowell 1874 (Brookline) – 1925 (Brookline)
Stupefy my heart to every day's monotony,
Seal up my eyes, I would not look so far,
Chasten my steps to peaceful regularity,
Bow down my head lest I behold a star.
Fill my days with work, a thousand calm necessities
Leaving no moment to consecrate to hope,
Girdle my thoughts within the dull circumferences
Of facts which form the actual in one short hour's scope.
Give me dreamless sleep, and loose night's power over me,
Shut my ears to sounds only tumultuous then,
Bid Fancy slumber, and steal away its potency,
Or Nature wakes and strives to live again.
Let each day pass, well ordered in its usefulness,
Unlit by sunshine, unscarred by storm;
Dower me with strength and curb all foolish eagerness --
The law exacts obedience. Instruct, I will conform.
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|Metre||111110010100 1111111111 10111100100 1111110101 1111101010100 1011011011 101101011 11110100011101 111101110101 11111101001 1101001011100 1101011101 111111001100 111111 111101110100 01010100011101|
|Closest metre||Iambic hexameter|
|Stanza Lengths||8, 4, 4|
|Letters per line (avg)||37|
|Words per line (avg)||8|
|Letters per stanza (avg)||199|
|Words per stanza (avg)||44|
Submitted on May 13, 2011
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