Analysis of On Visiting The Tomb Of Burns

John Keats 1795 (Moorgate) – 1821 (Rome)

The town, the churchyard, and the setting sun,
The clouds, the trees, the rounded hills all seem,
Though beautiful, cold- strange- as in a dream
I dreamed long ago, now new begun.
The short-liv'd, paly summer is but won
From winter's ague for one hour's gleam;
Through sapphire warm their stars do never beam:
All is cold Beauty; pain is never done.
For who has mind to relish, Minos-wise,
The real of Beauty, free from that dead hue
Sickly imagination and sick pride
Cast wan upon it? Burns! with honour due
I oft have honour'd thee. Great shadow, hide
Thy face; I sin against thy native skies.

Poetic Form
Metre 010100101 0101010111 1100111001 111011101 011110111 110111101 11001111101 1111011101 111111011 0111011111 100010011 110111111 11111111 1111011101
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 590
Words 109
Sentences 7
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 14
Lines Amount 14
Letters per line (avg) 33
Words per line (avg) 8
Letters per stanza (avg) 458
Words per stanza (avg) 107
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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on April 03, 2023

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