This is an analysis of the poem Nathicana that begins with:

It was in the pale garden of Zais;
The mist-shrouded gardens of Zais, ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXAbXXaXcXXdXdeXXXXXXXXXXcXXXafXXeXgfXXdXXXfcfXXhgXXXdggedeehhXegbXXaaXXccXXeXXXAeXdeeXdXXgXXXe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 96,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010011001 01101001 11001100 010010011 110011010 110110110 110010010 110110011 110011010 110011010 110110010 010010110 110111110 11001010 111010111 110010010 110110010 11001010 110011000 010011000 011111000 010111000 0110101000 110111010 0101111000 110110110 111110110 01001001 110011010 11001100 111110011 1011010111 110010100 010110100 110011010 011110110 111110110 111111110 110110010 010110010 111011010 1110010100 111010010 1100010110 111110010 110011010 110010010 110110110 10100011011 1100110110 110110110 110011000 011011000 010011000 110110010 100110010 11010010 110111110 011010110 010010110 11001110 110110010 011010010 111010010 110010010 111110111 111111110 110110000 110110110 111010010 110010011 010111000 010011000 111010010 011011110 110110100 11101010 110010110 11101001 01011001 11001100 010010011 011011110 011010011 011010010 010010110 110111010 010110010 110011010 010111111 11101001 111111010 101010010 010011000 010011000 110110010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 3602
  • Average number of words per stanza: 604
  • Amount of lines: 96
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, and, strange, nathicana, red, their are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, and, a are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines zais, nathicana, astalthon, dzannin, vision, living, beauty are repeated).

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  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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