Analysis of I Planted A Hand

Christina Georgina Rossetti 1830 (London) – 1894 (London)



I planted a hand
And there came up a palm,
I planted a heart
And there came up balm.
Then I planted a wish,
But there sprang a thorn,
While heaven frowned with thunder
And earth sighed forlorn.


Scheme ABCBDEFE
Poetic Form
Metre 11001 011101 11001 01111 111001 11101 1101110 01101
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 201
Words 40
Sentences 3
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 8
Lines Amount 8
Letters per line (avg) 19
Words per line (avg) 5
Letters per stanza (avg) 151
Words per stanza (avg) 38
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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Christina Georgina Rossetti

Christina Georgina Rossetti was an English poet who wrote various romantic, devotional, and children's poems. "Goblin Market" and "Remember" remain famous. She wrote the words of two Christmas carols well known in the UK: "In the Bleak Midwinter", later set by Gustav Holst and by Harold Darke, and "Love Came Down at Christmas", set by Harold Darke and by other composers. more…

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