Analysis of Beginning My Studies

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




   BEGINNING my studies, the first step pleas'd me so much,
   The mere fact, consciousness--these forms--the power of motion,
   The least insect or animal--the senses--eyesight--love;
   The first step, I say, aw'd me and pleas'd me so much,
   I have hardly gone, and hardly wish'd to go, any farther,
   But stop and loiter all the time, to sing it in extatic songs.


Scheme ABCADE
Poetic Form
Metre 0101100111111 01110011010110 011110001011 011111101111 111010101111010 11010101111011
Closest metre Iambic heptameter
Characters 373
Words 62
Sentences 2
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 6
Lines Amount 6
Letters per line (avg) 44
Words per line (avg) 10
Letters per stanza (avg) 266
Words per stanza (avg) 60
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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Walt Whitman

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