This is an analysis of the poem To Joseph Joachim that begins with:

Belov'd of all to whom that Muse is dear
Who hid her spirit of rapture from the Greek, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaabbacddcdc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 01001011101 11010010001 0111100001 0101010001 11100101001 00100111101 1010010101 1001010101 1101010111 110111111 11110101001 10000110101 0101110101 11001111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 605
  • Average number of words per stanza: 105
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (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.

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  • summary of To Joseph Joachim;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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