Analysis of If I had Wings

If I had wings I would fly
Up so very high,
Higher than the eagle soars
And count the mountains and valleys by scores.

If I had wings I would fly
Away and say good-bye
To the world I know
And let the wind take me wherever it may blow.

If I had wings to fly
I would sing and not be shy,
For only the clouds would hear
My song of joy so sincere.

If I had wings I would fly
All over the beautiful sky,
Higher than the eagle can
For my entire lifespan.

Scheme Aabb Aacc aaxx Aadd
Poetic Form Quatrain  (75%)
Metre 1111111 11101 1010101 0101001011 1111111 010111 10111 010111010111 111111 1110111 1100111 1111101 1111111 11001001 1010101 110101
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 433
Words 96
Sentences 4
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4
Lines Amount 16
Letters per line (avg) 22
Words per line (avg) 6
Letters per stanza (avg) 86
Words per stanza (avg) 24
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Submitted on November 23, 2010

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Jessica Sipes

I really enjoy writing poetry. My favorite styles are free verse and sonnet. I hope you enjoy them!Please note: These poems are bassed on life or things in general and do not necaserally reflect my own life, actions or feelings. more…

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