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

Music, thou queen of heaven, care-charming spell,
That strik'st a stillness into hell;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 10110101101 11010001 1111011111 01110101 1111011101 0111111011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 277
  • Average number of words per stanza: 46
  • Amount of lines: 6
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; that is repeated.

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

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

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