Analysis of Beneath A Mountain's Brow

John Trumbull 1750 (Watertown) – 1831 (Detroit)



"Beneath a mountain's brow, the most remote
And inaccessible by Shepherds trod,
In a deep cave, dug by no mortals hands
An Hermit lived,--a melancholy man
Who was the wonder of our wand'ring swains:
Austere and lonely--cruel to himself
They did report him--the cold earth his bed,
Water his drink, his food the Shepherd's alms.
I went to see him, and my heart was touched
With reverence and pity. Mild he spake,
And entering on discourse, such stories told,
As made me oft re-visit his sad cell."


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Poetic Form
Metre 0101010101 001001101 0011111101 110101001 11010110111 0101010101 1101101111 1011110101 1111101111 1100010111 01001101101 1111110111
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 504
Words 91
Sentences 4
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 12
Lines Amount 12
Letters per line (avg) 32
Words per line (avg) 7
Letters per stanza (avg) 384
Words per stanza (avg) 87
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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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