Taking only the first line of each stanza
, the number of syllables in Milton's poem varies - 7, 8, 8, 8, 8 respectively.
The final two stanzas of the poem "Lapis Lazuli" are an expression of Yeats's mental apprehension of Chinese arts, just as the first three Western stanzas are a presentation of his profound comprehension of Western people, nations, and civilization.
Another of Yeats's great poems written during this late period, "The Gyres," is also dealing with the themes of civilization and "tragic joy." However, "The Gyres" is limited to Western civilization and is stylistically consistent; while in "Lapis Lazuli" Western and Chinese civilizations stand alongside each other cohered by the repeated keyword "gay" yet with different connotations from its modern one relating to sexuality, and the writing styles of different stanzas vary.
The stanza itself is irregular, five lines instead of four, and the music, imitating her description of prayer, is "baffling," just as the meaning is a bit confusing.
It is a relief then to get caught back up in the regularity of the fourth stanza, where the expectations of our ears are again met and the musical harmony sweeps us back into a kind of safety, holds us in its formality, and nudges us to anticipate an uplifting ending:
This version, in fourteen stanzas
and an introductory couplet, has been indexed as if it were a member of Forster's first strand (Murray's B version; DIMEV 6369 no.
Mansfield has an interesting version of 'Willie Drowned in Yarrow' (Child 215), which has the four stanzas
from Orpheus Caledonius (1733) plus two unique stanzas
and another found in other versions but in a quite different form.
What follows are thirty-six pages of short stanzas
that interlink ecological myths in easy language to describe as much of the natural world as Meyer can: ocean becomes cloud becomes lightning becomes mountain becomes desert becomes lamp becomes shadow.
Shaikha Latifa said: "Desert Stanzas
is a celebration of the Emirati heritage and our literary tradition of story-telling handed down generations through poetic verses.
Singing from "this broken hill" of a lifetime's struggles allows him, in the final two stanzas
, to petition the deity for an end to all human suffering:
--The apparent independence of a young girl allowing her to surround herself with admirers and spend her nights dancing in nightclubs or discos; this behaviour is highly valued by men thanks to the girl's very young age: kiddo (see Vali Vijelie--E tare pustoaica/She's Hot, the Kiddo, stanza
Thus, the pairs of verses 7 & 8 and 11 & 12 each form a stanza
. In between these two stanzas
, verses 9 and 10 urge the audience to go out and observe the destruction God brought onto Israel's enemies.
strophic, 5 stanzas
14 measures per stanza
farewell to the harp, the seasons of life E minor; [D#.sub.4] to [E.sub.5] somewhat moving Abschied von einem Freunde (Schubert, 1817, D 578)
Yoked together, stanzas
23 and 56 function as an antithetical construct.
after the opening line begins with the words from the prior stanza
in the exact order and with the same spellings and line breaks.