This is an analysis of the poem Music that begins with:

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MUSIC, on the air's edge, rides alone, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abaabbccadadaddXadaXefbegfbbgbgdfddfdXhhehddXdeeeefdiXedfdXjkJjifdckibdfKjJKlamdiddccddlfcddiiaXdXddmdidmiannnnfoofkppklmmlXdqcdqcqrrdcddicddqqfXXpbcdfsiqcbdXbffbnnbiisceecdffdXlesbebslibcqbqcimdXpdpdmsedfefdsidXkdfdifpdckdmidmekmabbfXnananaXfbfbcccbbpbpi
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 258,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 101011101 101100010001 0011010011 01101010101 1001010101 10010110110 1100011010 1011010101101 1010001010101 1011010111 1001010101 01110001 0101010111 0111011101 01000010100 1001010101 1001011101 1011010111 1 010101 111001 1001010001 100101 011100101 11010111 0101 101010101 0101000101 1101010001 1101 10010010101 100110101 1011000101 1010010101 1111000101 1111 1 110111 10110101 10110111 11011101 110101 010101 01111101 11110101 1101 1111 01010101 100101 11110101 010101 110100101 1111111 11010111 100101010 110100101 101110010 1 001011010 010001010100 101101110 1111110110 10011100100 1001011111 11011010 1101111010 1111110010 1001001010 101101110 1010011010 1001110110 10010010010 1010011010 101101110 10010010010 1101 1 011010101001100 1010101010101010 10101011000101 10001001110001010 1010101010 11101110 10101110 10101010 10101010 101101 10111011 11101010 1011101 1000101 1101101 11100101 1111 10111110111110 10110110111101 1111 110101 1001001010 100101 1101010 100101 110110 1001111 11001 1 10110100111 101101010111 1001010110101 1101010101 1011011111 1001010111 1111010011 1111011101 1001100110110 10010101001 10110010101001 1001001010110 001000110101 1101110101 1111010101 1001011101 1 00101000101 011100011 01010101110 111110101 1011010101 1011110110 1001010101 11010101 110101001 111111010 1011110 110111010 0101010010 111101010 110101010 11111001 11010101 100110101 11110101 110100111 110010000 1 100001100101 01111000101 11001101110 0100101101 01010100101 1101001011 0101011101 01010011001 11010111010 101100011101 0110111010111 101101010 01110 001101000101 11010110110111 1111110 0110100010101 11010110110111 1101110 011001000100101 11010110110111 110111 11110001001 1101110101 1001101101 1100100101101 1111110101 1111110101 10101011101 1111010111 1 1111111101 0111110101 1101110111 1001111101 1101100101 100110101 1101001101 1111111011 0101111111 01110011100 100101101110 100100101111 11110111101 100100111011 11010101010 11010101101 1111101100 1111010101 1101001010 11001111001 10010101011 100010111011 1111110001 11111010100 11111101 1101101101 01000010101 11110011110 1001010011 11010101110 1100011101 011111100011 1 1011011 110101010 101101010 10011 11010101 110101110 1001001010 101101 11010111 101101010 110011010 1001010 10010101 0111011100 1101010100 100101 10110111 110101010 101100110 1010001 1 1011010101 1101110001 1011110001 1111111100 11110010001 1011110111 1111010101 111101001 11010111 11 1 11110101 11000111 01101101 10110111 11110101 11011101 11001111 111101 11110101 11011101 11010101 11010111 11110101 01011101 11010101 1111011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 10046
  • Average number of words per stanza: 1747
  • Amount of lines: 258
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, of, buy, in, under, my, me, your, you, no, dead, need, to are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, these, and are repeated.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Music;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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