Analysis of A silly sylvan, kissing heav'n-born fire
John Wilbye 1574 (Diss) – 1638 (Colchester)
A silly sylvan, kissing heav'n-born fire,
Scorched his lips for his so fond desire:
I, not so fond, but gaz'd whilst such fire burned,
And all my heart straight into flames was turned.
The sylvan justly suffer'd for his kiss,
His fire was stol'n and stol'n things go amiss;
But I, alas! unjstly for to have her,
Her heav'nly fire the gods and graces gave her.
|Metre||01010101110 1111111010 11111111101 0111101111 0101010111 1101110111101 110111110 01100101010|
|Closest metre||Iambic pentameter|
|Letters per line (avg)||34|
|Words per line (avg)||8|
|Letters per stanza (avg)||274|
|Words per stanza (avg)||66|
Submitted on May 13, 2011
Modified on March 05, 2023
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