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

What I had been without thee, I know not--yet, to my sorrow
See I what, without thee, hundreds and thousands now are....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111001111110110 1110111011011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 123
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 2
  • Average number of symbols per line: 61 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 12
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of To The Muse;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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