This is an analysis of the poem To My Father (Translated From Milton) that begins with:

Oh that Pieria's spring would thro' my breast
Pour its inspiring influence, and rush... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdefeXXdgchaXeXcighjkeeeehffhcgfilgkcgmnoaccaXgcannecoaknnlgfgeeafXenapfceanqkcpecffgchqnaceonncnXXXerfefhbmcafegkeamqhcrnkXloqXrenacnejncrgkcXqjX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 148,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1110011111 10010010011 11110110001 1111000101 1101011111 01011101001 1111010001 1101011111 1111110010 1010010011 0111010101 011010101 1111011111 0110101101 0111010101 1101010101 0101010101 1111011010 1001010111 1111100101 1101110101 11000010010 0111010001 01110010101 0101000111 0101110101 0100110101 0101010101 1001010101 1111010101 11111100101 1111010101 0101010101 1101111101 1101110101 10010100110 1101110001 01001110101 1101010011 11010100101 11110010101 1101010001 100010101 110010101 0101010101 1101110001 1101010111 01001010001 0101000111 11010101 1101010101 0101010101 0101010101 0100010111 0101010101 0101011101 0101100101 11010101001 1110111011 0101011101 0101111101 01001011101 1011011101 1111100101 0101010101 1111000111 1101111101 0101100101 11011101010 11000100101 01001010101 0101000111 101000101 1111000001 0101010111 0101001101 0101110101 1101000101 1101111111 1101011101 10110101001 1100010101 0111010101 1101110111 0101111111 0100110111 0010010001 0101001101 1100011101 1101011101 0101010101 111010101 1111010101 1111110101 0101010011 1101101101 1101111101 0101010011 01110001001 1101010101 1011010101 1101110101 0100100101 1100010001 11000010101 01011000101 0101010101 0101010111 11010010111 0100101001 1101010101 1101010101 1111010101 1111011101 1100111101 1111010111 0101010111 1100011101 0100011101 1101001101 0111010111 010010000111 00110111001 1111111111 010100101 011101001010 1101010001 0111000111 0111010101 1100110110 1101010011 01001110101 1111000111 1111001111 1111111001 1111010101 0100101011 11010001110 1001110111 1101000101 11010011011 1100010011 0101001001 11010011101 000100101 1010000101 01111100110 0101000101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 6206
  • Average number of words per stanza: 1074
  • Amount of lines: 148
  • 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; and, he, of, to, thou, my are repeated.

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

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