This is an analysis of the poem I'M An Angel that begins with:

I’ve stopped drinking.
I love my wife....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdXbXXaXcXeXdXcfXfXggefbd X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 27,1,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1110 1111 11110110 1011110 1111100 000101 1111011010 1101010 1111010 0111010 1011101010 110 11101 1100010010 0110 11111 110101 101101111 10101 00110011 11011101 101011 0110100011 1111001 11110101 1101001 010100011001 0101110
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 451
  • Average number of words per stanza: 81
  • Amount of lines: 29
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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 author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word i is repeated.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase i connects the lines.

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

  • summary of I'M An Angel;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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