Analysis of Over And Undone
Edith Nesbit 1858 (Kennington, Surrey ) – 1924 (New Romney, Kent)
IF one might hope that when we say farewell
To life, we two might but be one at last!
But we look back on a divided past,
And a divided future must foretell.
Apart we sowed the seed that flowers in hell,
The seed that blooms in heaven apart we cast:
See what remembrances my heart holds fast--
Ask your own heart what deeds you deem done well!
The memory I find my heaven in
Is that one hand-touch you regret as sin;
Your goodness, dear, that stood between us two
And made my hell, may make a heaven for you;
So evermore must lie our souls between
The kiss unkissed, the infinite might-have-been!
|Metre||111111111 1111111111 1111100101 0001010101 01110111001 01110100111 1101001111 1111111111 0100111100 1111110111 1101110111 01111101011 1101110101 0110100111|
|Closest metre||Iambic pentameter|
|Stanza Lengths||8, 6|
|Letters per line (avg)||33|
|Words per line (avg)||8|
|Letters per stanza (avg)||232|
|Words per stanza (avg)||57|
Submitted on May 13, 2011
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