Arides

Ezra Pound 1885 (Hailey) – 1972 (Venice)



The bashful Arides
Has married an ugly wife,
He was bored with his manner of life,
Indifferent and discouraged he thought he might as
Well do this as anything else.

Saying within his heart,’I am no use to myself,
'Let her, if she wants me, take me.'
He went to his doom.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on April 25, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABBAA XXX
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 273
Words 56
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 5, 3

Ezra Pound

Ezra Weston Loomis Pound was an American expatriate poet and critic of the early modernist movement. more…

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