Analysis of When Cloris heard
John Wilbye 1574 (Diss) – 1638 (Colchester)
When Cloris heard of her Amyntas dying,
She grieved then for her unkind denying:
Oft sighing sore, and with a heart unfeigned,
I die, I die, I die, she thus complained.
Whom, when Amyntas spied,
Then both for joy outcried,
I love, I love sweet Cloris’ eye,
And I Amyntas till I die.
|Metre||11110110 1111001010 110101011 1111111101 1111 11111 1111111 011111|
|Closest metre||Iambic tetrameter|
|Letters per line (avg)||27|
|Words per line (avg)||7|
|Letters per stanza (avg)||215|
|Words per stanza (avg)||53|
Submitted on May 13, 2011
Modified on March 05, 2023
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