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

There it lies broken, as a shard,
What breathed sweet music yesterday;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaXbaXbcddcecce
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10110101 11110101 01111101 001101100 11000101 01011001 010010100 11110001 10110011 11000101 01010001 010110100 10111111 010010101 01010100 11010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 550
  • Average number of words per stanza: 94
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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