This is an analysis of the poem That Nature Is Not Subject To Decay (Translated From Milton) that begins with:

Ah, how the Human Mind wearies herself
With her own wand'rings, and, involved in gloom... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdeefgeceheiaecheeXhjkdgXhelcfchemXnegXgehgghhghgdmhoifhnheobkhjcgnfhXendeglhnXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 83,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101011001 0011010101 0100010101 1000010101 1101011100 1101011101 11010101111 1101010101 0011011011 1011010101 1101011111 1101010101 1101000111 11010100101 1110011101 0101110101 11010011001 01100101001 1110001101 1110011101 10110101011 1101110101 10010001001 1001110101 0100010101 1100011101 1001010101 1100010101 1011111101 01001010101 1001011111 1001000101 1111010001 0101011001 1100100101 0100110101 10010101010 0101010101 1001010101 0100110011 0101010101 11010100101 1011010101 01001111001 0101010101 1101010101 11001010101 1001010111 1000011101 0101111101 11010100101 1101110101 1001110101 0100011100 01011001001 01010010111 1001010111 110010011011 1001010101 1100010101 1101000101 1101001101 11101011100 0111100101 01010100111 0101110101 0101000101 11100100101 0101010101 110100101 0101010101 1111010101 1011010101 1101110011 1101010101 1101010101 1100010101 10101010101 1001010101 1111010101 1010000101 0101010001 01010101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 3506
  • Average number of words per stanza: 596
  • Amount of lines: 83
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; by, and, still are repeated.

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

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  • summary of That Nature Is Not Subject To Decay (Translated From Milton);
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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