Analysis of Rubaiyat 12
Shams al-Din Hafiz 1315 (Shiraz) – 1390 (Shiraz)
All treasures ain’t worth this oppression.
All pleasures ain’t worth one transgression.
Not even seven thousand years of joy
Is worth seven days of depression.
|Metre||110111010 110111010 1101010111 111011010|
|Closest metre||Iambic pentameter|
|Letters per line (avg)||33|
|Words per line (avg)||6|
|Letters per stanza (avg)||130|
|Words per stanza (avg)||25|
Submitted on May 13, 2011
Modified on May 02, 2023
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