Analysis of To Wordsworth

Percy Bysshe Shelley 1792 (Horsham) – 1822 (Lerici)



Poet of Nature, thou hast wept to know
That things depart which never may return:
Childhood and youth, friendship and love's first glow,
Have fled like sweet dreams, leaving thee to mourn.
These common woes I feel. One loss is mine
Which thou too feel'st, yet I alone deplore.
Thou wert as a lone star, whose light did shine
On some frail bark in winter's midnight roar:
Thou hast like to a rock-built refuge stood
Above the blind and battling multitude:
In honoured poverty thy voice did weave
Songs consecrate to truth and liberty,--
Deserting these, thou leavest me to grieve,
Thus having been, that thou shouldst cease to be.


Scheme ABACDEDEFGHIHI
Poetic Form
Metre 1011011111 1101110101 101100111 1111110111 1101111111 11111110101 1110111111 111101011 1111011101 0101010010 011001111 110110100 100111111 1101111111
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 637
Words 113
Sentences 5
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 14
Lines Amount 14
Letters per line (avg) 36
Words per line (avg) 8
Letters per stanza (avg) 497
Words per stanza (avg) 110
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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on April 03, 2023

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Percy Bysshe Shelley

Percy Bysshe Shelley was one of the major English Romantic poets and is regarded by critics as among the finest lyric poets in the English language. more…

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