The Melody Poem Rhyme Scheme and Analysis

Rhyme Scheme: AAAA BBBB CCCC DDDD EEEE FFFF GGGG

The youth in the woods spent the whole day longA
The whole day longA
For there he had heard such a wonderful songA
Wonderful songA
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Willow wood gave him a flute so fairB
A flute so fairB
To try if within were the melody rareB
Melody rareB
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Melody whispered and said I am hereC
Said I am hereC
But while he was listening it fled from his earC
Fled from his earC
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Oft when he slept it to him creptD
It to him creptD
And over his forehead in love it sweptD
In love it sweptD
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When he would seize it his sleep took flightE
His sleep took flightE
The melody hung in the pallid nightE
In the pallid nightE
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Lord O my God take me thereinF
Take me thereinF
The melody rare all my soul doth winF
My soul doth winF
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Answered the Lord 'T is your friend aloneG
Your friend aloneG
Though never an hour you it shall ownG
You it shall ownG

Bjarnstjerne Bjarnson



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