Analysis of That Last Invocation

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




   AT the last, tenderly,
   From the walls of the powerful, fortress'd house,
   From the clasp of the knitted locks--from the keep of the well-closed
         doors,
   Let me be wafted.

Let me glide noiselessly forth;
   With the key of softness unlock the locks--with a whisper,
   Set ope the doors, O Soul!

Tenderly! be not impatient!
   (Strong is your hold, O mortal flesh!
   Strong is your hold, O love.)                                      10


Scheme XXXXX XXX XXX
Poetic Form
Metre 101100 1011010011 101101011011011 1 11110 11111 10111001011010 110111 10011010 11111101 111111
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 458
Words 71
Sentences 7
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 5, 3, 3
Lines Amount 11
Letters per line (avg) 27
Words per line (avg) 10
Letters per stanza (avg) 98
Words per stanza (avg) 35
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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on April 29, 2023

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Walt Whitman

Walter "Walt" Whitman was an American poet, essayist and journalist. more…

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