Analysis of Ages And Ages, Returning At Intervals

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




   AGES and ages, returning at intervals,
   Undestroy'd, wandering immortal,
   Lusty, phallic, with the potent original loins, perfectly sweet,
   I, chanter of Adamic songs,
   Through the new garden, the West, the great cities calling,
   Deliriate, thus prelude what is generated, offering these, offering
         myself,
   Bathing myself, bathing my songs in Sex,
   Offspring of my loins.


Scheme ABCDEEFGA
Poetic Form Nonet (22%)
Metre 100100101100 1100010 10101010010011001 11111 1011001011010 111111001001100 1 101101101 1111
Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 397
Words 56
Sentences 2
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 9
Lines Amount 9
Letters per line (avg) 32
Words per line (avg) 6
Letters per stanza (avg) 290
Words per stanza (avg) 54
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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on April 23, 2023

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Walt Whitman

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