Analysis of A Promise To California

Walt Whitman 1819 (West Hills) – 1892 (Camden)




   A PROMISE to California,
   Also to the great Pastoral Plains, and for Oregon:
   Sojourning east a while longer, soon I travel toward you, to remain,
         to teach robust American love;
   For I know very well that I and robust love belong among you, inland,
         and along the Western Sea;
   For These States tend inland, and toward the Western Sea--and I will
         also.


Scheme ABCDEFGH
Poetic Form
Metre 0101010 10101100101100 100101101110011101 110101001 111101110011010111 0010101 111110010101011 10
Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 390
Words 64
Sentences 2
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 8
Lines Amount 8
Letters per line (avg) 34
Words per line (avg) 8
Letters per stanza (avg) 272
Words per stanza (avg) 62
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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on May 01, 2023

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Walt Whitman

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