Explain poetic devices used in the poem Our Casuarina Tree.

Explain poetic devices used in the poem Our Casuarina Tree.

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    1. Imagery– Imagery refers to the elements of a poem that engage a reader’s senses. The poet’s lengthy description of the casuarina tree in the first two stanzas is an example of this. The memory of her loved ones is also an example of imagery.
    2. Metaphor- A metaphor directly refers to one thing by mentioning another. Examples- The giant wears the scarf”, “Time the shadow”
    3. Personification– Personification is a figure of speech in which an idea or thing is given human attributes and/or feelings or is spoken of as if it were human. Examples- “trembling Hope”, “gallantly /The giant wears the scarf”, “When earth lay trancèd in a dreamless swoon:”
    4. Simile- A simile is a figure of speech that directly compares two things. Examples- ”LIKE a huge Python”, “baboon sits statue-like alone”, “The water-lilies spring, like snow enmassed,”

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