Analysis of Prayer For A Prayer
Dorothy Parker 1893 (Long Branch) – 1967 (New York City)
Dearest one, when I am dead
Never seek to follow me.
Never mount the quiet hill
Where the copper leaves are still,
As my heart is, on the tree
Standing at my narrow bed.
Only of your tenderness,
Pray a little prayer at night.
Say: "I have forgiven now-
I, so weak and sad; O Thou,
Wreathed in thunder, robed in light,
Surely Thou wilt do no less."
|Metre||1011111 1011101 1010101 1010111 1111101 1011101 1011100 1010111 1110101 1110111 1010101 1011111|
|Closest metre||Iambic tetrameter|
|Stanza Lengths||6, 6|
|Letters per line (avg)||22|
|Words per line (avg)||6|
|Letters per stanza (avg)||132|
|Words per stanza (avg)||34|
Submitted on May 13, 2011
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