This is an analysis of the poem You Are Clearly Heaven's Angel that begins with:

I see them in the heavens above your head.
I hear them from your eyes with the words unsaid....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AAXXB CB DDXXXB CB BCB ECFD XXXB CB ECFD XXXB CB AAXXB CB DDaXXXB BCBBCBBCBaXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,2,6,2,3,4,4,2,4,4,2,5,2,7,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11000100111 11001100101 1 11111 11101010 1110 1010 11000111101 11011110111 1 11111 1 11101010 1110 1010 11101010 1110 1010 11011001 10100 1101011100 011 1 11111 1 11101010 1110 1010 11011001 10100 1101011100 011 1 11111 1 11101010 1110 1010 11000100111 11001100101 1 11111 11101010 1110 1010 11000111101 11011110111 1 1 11111 1 11101010 11101010 1110 1010 11101010 1110 1010 11101010 1110 1010 1 1 11111 1
  • Amount of stanzas: 15
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 104
  • Average number of words per stanza: 17
  • Amount of lines: 65
  • Average number of symbols per line: 23 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    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; ahhh, you, clearly, heaven's, angel, to are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word you at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

    The poet repeated the same word angel at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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  • summary of You Are Clearly Heaven's Angel;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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