Analysis of Solace
Dorothy Parker 1893 (Long Branch) – 1967 (New York City)
There was a rose that faded young;
I saw its shattered beauty hung
Upon a broken stem.
I heard them say, "What need to care
With roses budding everywhere?"
I did not answer them.
There was a bird, brought down to die;
They said, "A hundred fill the sky-
What reason to be sad?"
There was a girl, whose lover fled;
I did not wait, the while they said,
"There's many another lad."
|Metre||11011101 11110101 010101 11111111 1101010 111101 11011111 11010101 110111 11011101 11110111 1100101|
|Closest metre||Iambic tetrameter|
|Stanza Lengths||6, 6|
|Letters per line (avg)||24|
|Words per line (avg)||6|
|Letters per stanza (avg)||142|
|Words per stanza (avg)||37|
Submitted on May 13, 2011
Modified on April 29, 2023
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