Analysis of Rubaiyat 19
Shams al-Din Hafiz 1315 (Shiraz) – 1390 (Shiraz)
You can buy everyone with gold;
Either in one shot, or slowly are sold.
Even the narcissus, pride of the world,
Sold itself, why, its crown of gold behold.
|Metre||1111011 1001111011 1000101101 1011111101|
|Closest metre||Iambic pentameter|
|Letters per line (avg)||30|
|Words per line (avg)||7|
|Letters per stanza (avg)||119|
|Words per stanza (avg)||29|
Submitted on May 13, 2011
Modified on March 05, 2023
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