Analysis of A Farewel To Worldly Joys
Anne Killigrew 1660 (London) – 1685 (London)
FArewel ye Unsubstantial Joyes,
Ye Gilded Nothings, Gaudy Toyes,
Too long ye have my Soul misled,
Too long with Aiery Diet fed:
But now my Heart ye shall no more
Deceive, as you have heretofore:
For when I hear such Sirens sing,
Like Ithaca's fore-warned King,
With prudent Resolution I
Will so my Will and Fancy tye,
That stronger to the Mast not he,
Than I to Reason bound will be:
And though your Witchcrafts strike my Ear,
Unhurt, like him, your Charms I'll hear.
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|Closest metre||Iambic tetrameter|
|Letters per line (avg)||26|
|Words per line (avg)||6|
|Letters per stanza (avg)||364|
|Words per stanza (avg)||85|
Submitted on May 13, 2011
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