Why are the letters "M.O.A.I." used in Twelth Night in the letter Maria writes to fool Malvolio into thinking that Olivia loves him?

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MOAI is part of an anagram, apparently. Go to the website linked below and then use the Find command (Ctrl + F on PCs) and enter those letters. The Find command then will highlight instances of these letters together. Read the whole section where the first highlighted sections are; then click on Next or the down arrow to find other instances.

Read them all, and then you'll be able to draw your own conclusion about its meaning!

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Twelfth Night

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