Analysis of Trust

Lizette Woodworth Reese 1856 (Waverly) – 1935



I am thy grass, O Lord!
    I grow up sweet and tall
But for a day; beneath Thy sword
    To lie at evenfall.

Yet have I not enough
    In that brief day of mine?
The wind, the bees, the wholesome stuff
    The sun pours out like wine.

Behold, this is my crown;
    Love will not let me be;
Love holds me here; Love cuts me down;
    And it is well with me.

Lord, Love, keep it but so;
    Thy purpose is full plain;
I die that after I may grow
    As tall, as sweet again.


Scheme ABAB CDCD EFEF GHGH
Poetic Form
Metre 111111 111101 11010111 1111 111101 011111 01010101 011111 011111 111111 11111111 011111 111111 110111 11110111 111101
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 466
Words 97
Sentences 7
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4
Lines Amount 16
Letters per line (avg) 20
Words per line (avg) 6
Letters per stanza (avg) 82
Words per stanza (avg) 24
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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on April 04, 2023

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Lizette Woodworth Reese

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