What are the figures of speech/literary devices used in the heart of the tree?

What are the figures of speech/literary devices used in the heart of the tree?

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  1. Literary devices used in the poem, “The Heart of the Tree” are:-

    1) Alliteration:- is the repetition of consonant sounds in nearby or adjacent words. For example, alliteration occurs in the poem when the poet says, “What does he plant who plants a tree?/ He plants a friend of sun and sky.”

    2) Metaphor:- is used to compare two different objects using a single similarity. For example, the poet compares the tree to a flag and a tall tower when he says, “the flag of breezes free” and “the shaft of beauty towering high” respectively.

    3) Personification:- is when an inanimate object is given human-like qualities. For example, in the poem, the poet personifies the tree by saying “a friend of sun and sky.”

    4) Metonymy:- is where one word is used instead of another one closely associated to it. For example, the poet uses the word “heaven” in the poem to represent the sky when he says, “He plants a home to heaven anigh.”

    The Heart of the Tree Poem Line by Line Summary & Explanation

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