Meter in Bright Star! Would I Were as Steadfast as Thou Art

Meter Examples in Bright Star! Would I Were as Steadfast as Thou Art:

Bright Star! 1

"night,..."   (Bright Star!)

Keats composes this poem in the form of a Shakespearean sonnet, a fourteen line poem in iambic pentameter with three ABAB quatrains and one rhyming couplet. While the sonnet was originally used to express unrequited love, Keats’s poem focuses on a different kind of longing. The speaker wishes to become everlasting and unchangeable like a star.