Shelley is one of the most musical of English poets. He was a master of the art of musical suggestion. He selects musical words whose sound conveys the sense.

Critics after critics are agreed that the strength of his verse lays its music commenting on the music of his verse, Swinburne remarks, “He was alone the perfect singing god; his thoughts, words and deeds all sang together.” He had full command over a wide range of rhyme and rhythm.