A Dialogue-Anthem

George Herbert 1593 (Montgomery) – 1633 (Bemerton)



Alas, poor Death! Where is thy glory?
Where is thy famous force, thy ancient sting?

Alas, poor mortal, void of story!
Go spell and read how I have killed thy King.

Poor Death! And who was hurt thereby?
Thy curse being laid on Him makes thee accurst.

Let losers talk, yet thou shalt die;
These arms shall crush thee.

Spare not, do thy worst.
I shall be one day better than before;
Thou so much worse, that thou shalt be no more.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on May 03, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AB AB CD CA DEE
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 425
Words 84
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 2, 2, 2, 2, 3

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