This is my Sestina assessment task. I think that this sestina was able to be personal to my experiences and hopefully add some humour at the same time. One thing I think I did well was selecting 5 words that best related to my theme and what I was trying to say. By putting the word ‘assumption’, I was able to focus on the idea of how society views me VS how I view myself which I think gave the poem more complexity in its representation of identity. However, I do think it lost its rhythm at places because of the deeper meaning I was trying to get at while writing it. The lines were also sometimes especially long when I had a lot to say but had to end the line with one of the 5 words. This was particularly difficult for me.