This is an analysis of the poem Joy's Magic that begins with:

Joy's is the magic sweet,
That makes Youth's pulses beat,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaa bbba cccd eeed
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100101 111101 110011 011101111110 110101 111111 111111 0100111001010 1001001 110101 111101 11010111010 110011 111101 111101 01011101110
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 143
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (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, her, of are repeated.

    The poet repeated the same word her at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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  • summary of Joy's Magic;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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