Analysis of Ah! cruel Amarillis
John Wilbye 1574 (Diss) – 1638 (Colchester)
Ah! cruel Amarillis, since thou tak’st delight
To hear the accents of a doleful ditty,
To triumph still without remorse or pity;
I loathe this life,death must my sorrow right;
And lest vain hope my miseries renew,
‘Reave me of breath,
Ah! cruel Amarillis, adieu.
|Metre||110111101 11010101010 11010101110 111111101 0111110001 11 1111 110101|
|Closest metre||Iambic pentameter|
|Letters per line (avg)||28|
|Words per line (avg)||6|
|Letters per stanza (avg)||221|
|Words per stanza (avg)||47|
Submitted on May 13, 2011
Modified on March 05, 2023
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