Analysis of Eurydice to Orpheus - A Picture by Leighton

Robert Browning 1812 (Camberwell) – 1889 (Venice)



But give them me, the mouth, the eyes, the brow!
Let them once more absorb me! One look now
Will lap me round for ever, not to pass
Out of its light, though darkness lie beyond:
Hold me but safe again within the bond
Of one immortal look! All woe that was,
Forgotten, and all terror that may be,
Defied, no past is mine, no future: look at me!


Scheme AABCCDEE
Poetic Form
Metre 1111010101 1111011111 1111110111 1111110101 1111010101 1101011111 0100110111 011111110111
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 336
Words 69
Sentences 4
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 8
Lines Amount 8
Letters per line (avg) 32
Words per line (avg) 9
Letters per stanza (avg) 259
Words per stanza (avg) 69
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Submitted on August 03, 2020

Modified on March 14, 2023

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