This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet Iii. Canzone. (Translated From Milton) that begins with:

They mock my toil--the nymphs and am'rous swains--
And whence this fond attempt to write, they cry,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXbXaabbcbcbXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 15,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 1111011101 1101010111 1101011101 11111011101 1101111101 1111011111 1010010101 1101011101 1011101 0101010101 1101010101 1101010101 11011011111 1101111101 1001001110
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 691
  • Average number of words per stanza: 118
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.

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  • summary of Sonnet Iii. Canzone. (Translated From Milton);
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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