This is an analysis of the poem The Sonnets To Orpheus: Book 2: I that begins with:

Breathing: you invisible poem! Complete
interchange of our own...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd beb Xec X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,3,3,1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 10101001001 101011 100111101 011100010 101101 100111 110100111001 1111 110100110100 011111111 11001 111011110101101 110011 1011011 01011010
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 100
  • Average number of words per stanza: 17
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of The Sonnets To Orpheus: Book 2: I;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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