Speak of the North! A Lonely Moor

Charlotte Brontë 1816 (Thornton, West Yorkshire) – 1855 (Haworth)



Speak of the North! A lonely moor
Silent and dark and tractless swells,
The waves of some wild streamlet pour
Hurriedly through its ferny dells.

Profoundly still the twilight air,
Lifeless the landscape; so we deem
Till like a phantom gliding near
A stag bends down to drink the stream.

And far away a mountain zone,
A cold, white waste of snow-drifts lies,
And one star, large and soft and lone,
Silently lights the unclouded skies.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

23 sec read
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Quick analysis:

Scheme XAXA XBXB CDCD
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 430
Words 78
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4

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