Analysis of Dear pity, how, ah!
John Wilbye 1574 (Diss) – 1638 (Colchester)
Dear pity, how, ah! how, wouldst thou become her!
That best becometh beauty's best attiring;
Shall my desert deserve no favour from her?
But still to waste myself in deep adminring,
Like him who calls to echo to relieve him,
Still tells and hears the tale, Oh! tale that grieves him.
|Metre||11011111010 111111 1110011110 11111011 11111101011 11010111111|
|Closest metre||Iambic hexameter|
|Letters per line (avg)||37|
|Words per line (avg)||9|
|Letters per stanza (avg)||220|
|Words per stanza (avg)||51|
Submitted on May 13, 2011
Modified on March 05, 2023
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