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The poem My imaginary friend by Marinela Reka is about a persons imaginary friend The title indicates that the author wants to express her poetic about an imaginary friend which gives a mysterious thought to the reader later in the poem The poem starts out with My imaginary friend and continuously repeats that same phrase over and over throughout the poem The poem contains one long stanza The speaker of the poem starts out describing hisher imaginary friend from physical looks emotions characteristics personality and hobby The speakers tone starts out fanciful jovial and appreciative through most of the stanza however the tone of the last three lines changes into a calmer feeling and tragic The last three lines are The truth isI dont have imaginary friend All of this is my mum line 21 22 and 23 These three lines give a twist to the story about this persons imaginary friend It makes the reader question more about who the speaker who does heshe refer to why all of sudden the tone changes and what is the meaning of these last three linesTo begin I believe the speaker is a nine or ten-year old girl because of the choice of words As I can remember in 2006 I do not know any boys who own a stuff animal The poet writes to show the girl own a doll As a polo bear line 6 Most of the times girls have dolls and boys have dinosaurs One of the biggest clues that reveal her age is the repetition of the phrase My imaginary friend The phrase was repeated nine times This can indicate the little girls age or more like a timeline The beginning of the poem is written in structures that resemble something a young child at an early age would write The poet writes Has got brown eyes line 2 There are no punctuations such as commas and periods which a child will
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