This is an analysis of the poem On The Death Of Damon. (Translated From Milton) that begins with:

Ye Nymphs of Himera (for ye have shed
Erewhile for Daphnis and for Hylas dead,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccaabXbbbbaaddeeffFFgghhXaggddFFcciihhjjkkaaFFhhaaeeeehhFFaaeebbXlFFmmnnddFFddXXFFggggddFFjjeeXXooFFooddjjffBBhhbbeeBBddeegghhBBaaXogXbbcceehhXgccaaggBBccllaagghhaaaaBBXgddddaagXiiggffaaccBBddaaggaaaaooaammaaddhhllffddooBBhhddaaaaalleeffiiddhhddllgXBB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 305,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101001111 10011011101 110110101 01010100101 11010101101 01010001001 1111110101 1101110111 1101110101 01010101110 0111110001 1101010101 1101111101 0111110111 11100000101 0100010101 1111011101 1011110001 1101010101 1011010101 1101110101 1001001110101 1111111111 0101110101 0111001101 0111011101 1111010101 1101100101 1011110100 0111010101 1101011101 110010001001 1101010101 01001010101 1111111111 0101110101 10001011101 0111100101 11110100011 1111110101 0101110101 1101010101 111011101 1100100111 1101010011 010110011 1111101101 01001100101 1111111111 0101110101 1101110110 1111010101 1111110101 1111110111 1101010111 1101011101 1001110001 1011010111 1101111101 0101110111 1111111111 0101110101 0111011101 0101011101 1110010001 1111110101 1101110101 1101011101 1101010111 1011010101 1111111111 0101110101 1111011101 1111010101 1101011101 10110100101 1111011101 0101111101 1111111111 0101110101 1111110101 0101110101 1101110111 1111010101 1111111111 0101110101 0111011111 11010010101 11001100001 1101110101 1111111101 1101011111 1111111111 0101110101 1001100101 1001010101 111000001 1101010111 110011101011 11010101011 1101110101 1101010101 1111111111 0101110101 1101011111 0101110101 1111110101 1111010101 1101110101 11100100001 11010010101 0101011111 11111000111 1111110101 0101110101 1101100101 1111011101 0101110101 1111111101 01110101111 11111000111 1111110101 10110111 11010101 11111101 1111110101 1101110101 1101000101 1101111101 1111000111 11111000111 1111110101 1110000101 1101010101 1101000110 11010010101 1101010101 11010101010 0111010101 11011000101 0101000101 0101010101 0111011111 1111110101 1101010101 1100011101 11110101010 1111110101 1101100101 1011000101 1101011101 1001101111 1111011101 1111011101 11111000111 1111110101 1101011011 0101111101 1111110101 1101010101 1111011101 1011000101 1111111001 0111011101 1101010101 1101011111 1111110101 1101110111 1101111101 1100010111 1111100101 1111110101 1111110101 1101001101 1111111101 1101111101 1011010001 1101110111 1101111101 0101010101 01010111110 1101011101 1101111101 1101010101 1101011101 11010101001 1101110101 0101110101 1101100111 1101000101 1111110101 0111110101 1111100101 1111110101 1101010111 11110001101 1101111111 1111110101 1101110111 11011100101 1101010111 1101011111 1101111111 1111111101 1111010101 0101110101 11010101011 1110001101 1111110111 1101110101 0011100101 1011110101 1111010111 1011010011 1101011100 0101111101 1101100101 11010111001 0111011111 11000011111 1011011101 0111000101 111101101 1101111111 1111100101 1111110101 0101011110 1001110101 1010010101 1001011100 0101100101 1010001101 1101100001 101010101 1100010101 1101010101 1001000101 1111011101 0100111101 0111011111 1011011101 01011000111 1111010101 0101010101 1101000111 1011011110 1111010111 01111011111 00110100101 110101100001 11001110101 10110011101 0111011100 1111100101 1111110101 1011010101 1001111101 0101010101 1011010101 11110011101 0111000101 00111011101 0111010101 01010010101 0101010101 1100010101 0101010101 0101100101 1111010101 0101110101 01010110101 01011100111 1111011101 1111011101 11001000101 1101110101 01010110001 1101010111 1110011101 1101010011 0111110101 1111010101 1111111101 0101110101 1101110101 1101011101 0111010101 11001010011 0101110111 1101011111 1110011101 0101111101 1101010101 101001101 01010010111 1111011101 0101110111 0101110101 0101011101 11010001001 1011110011 101010101 1101010101 1101100101 1011000101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 13301
  • Average number of words per stanza: 2387
  • Amount of lines: 305
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (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; for, his, to, my, and, thy, we, i, of are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words 'here, or, if, the, nor are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines ' is repeated).

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase born connects the lines.

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