This is an analysis of the poem To Mystics that begins with:

That is the only true secret, which in the presence of all men
Lies, and surrounds thee for ay, but which is witnessed by none.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1001011010010011 11011111101011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 133
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 2
  • Average number of symbols per line: 66 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 13
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of To Mystics;
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