“balls will be lost always, little boy”. Identify the figure of speech.
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In this phrase, the literary device used is called apostrophe. It is not the apostrophe (punctuation mark i.e. ‘). It is a figure of speech and a type of metaphor in which the poet addresses a person who is either absent from the scene or dead. In the poem, the poet is addressing the little boy who is physically not present there.
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