Analysis of Rubaiyat 17
Shams al-Din Hafiz 1315 (Shiraz) – 1390 (Shiraz)
With fate you still hope to trade;
Passage of time should make you afraid.
You said no color comes after black,
I said my black hair to white degrade.
|Metre||1111111 101111101 111101101 111111101|
|Closest metre||Iambic tetrameter|
|Letters per line (avg)||30|
|Words per line (avg)||7|
|Letters per stanza (avg)||118|
|Words per stanza (avg)||29|
Submitted on May 13, 2011
Modified on March 05, 2023
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