Analysis of I've Lived To See Desire Vanish
Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin 1799 (Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin Moscow) – 1837 (Saint Petersburg)
I’ve lived to see desire vanish,
With hope I’ve slowly come to part,
And I am left with only anguish,
The fruit of emptiness at heart.
Under the storms of merciless fate,
My worn and withered garland lies--
In sadness, lonesome, I await:
How far away is my demise?
Thus, conquered by a tardy frost,
Through gale’s whistling and shimmer,
Late, on a naked limb exposed
A lonesome leaf is left to quiver!...
|Scheme||ABAB CDCD XEXE|
|Metre||111101010 11110111 011111010 01110011 100111001 11010101 01010101 11011101 11010101 1110010 11010101 010111110|
|Closest metre||Iambic tetrameter|
|Stanza Lengths||4, 4, 4|
|Letters per line (avg)||26|
|Words per line (avg)||6|
|Letters per stanza (avg)||103|
|Words per stanza (avg)||24|
Submitted on May 13, 2011
Modified on March 05, 2023
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