Analysis of Rubaiyat 22

Shams al-Din Hafiz 1315 (Shiraz) – 1390 (Shiraz)



I needed to hang on to her curly ring,
Help me please, let my affairs take wing.
Said, release my hair, instead take my lips,
Let go of long life, with good times swing.


Scheme AABA
Poetic Form Mâni 
Quatrain 
Rubaiyat 
Metre 11011110101 111110111 1011101111 111111111
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 174
Words 36
Sentences 3
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 4
Lines Amount 4
Letters per line (avg) 32
Words per line (avg) 9
Letters per stanza (avg) 128
Words per stanza (avg) 34
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Shams al-Din Hafiz

Khwāja Shams-ud-Dīn Muḥammad Ḥāfeẓ-e Shīrāzī (Persian: خواجه شمس‌‌الدین محمد حافظ شیرازی‎), known by his pen name Hafez (حافظ, Ḥāfeẓ, 'the memorizer; the (safe) keeper' and as "Hafiz", was a Persian poet who "lauded the joys of love and wine but also targeted religious hypocrisy". more…

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