This is an analysis of the poem Sending Those Mixed Messages that begins with:

My name is 'not' Angel....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ab Xc deXXX dfbbcecX eghhhihhX iaad XXXfggh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,5,8,9,4,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 110110 1010100100110 11101 1001 100100101010 11010 110010100 1100111100 111111 11011110 1110110 11110 1100010100 0101101 00 11110 100 110101 111100101110 111011100 1111010011010 011 0101 111001001 0111 1 1 10111010 111110 1 11101101 10 10111010 11101 1011100
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 109
  • Average number of words per stanza: 20
  • Amount of lines: 36
  • Average number of symbols per line: 23 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

    There are many three dots in the poem. Readers should think of the author's idea together with the pensive speaker.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines angel, details are repeated).

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Sending Those Mixed Messages;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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