1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    Following poetic devices have been used in the poem Rain on the Roof: Alliteration: It is the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words. e.g. "lie listening", "starry spheres", "humid hover", "press pillow", "darling dreamers" "rain roof" etc. PerRead more

    Following poetic devices have been used in the poem Rain on the Roof:

    1. Alliteration: It is the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words. e.g. lie listening”, “starry spheres”, “humid hover”, “press pillow”, “darling dreamers” “rain roof” etc.
    2. Personification: It is the attribution of human characteristics to non-human things. In the poem, melancholy darkness weeps in rainy tears. Melancholy and tears are specific to humans but are attributed to the darkness. Again, in stanza 2, thousand recollections weave air-threads. The weaving is also a characteristic feature of humans but attributed to dreams.
    3. Onomatopoeia: It is the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named. e.g. patter, tinkle.
    4. Metaphor: It is a figure of speech that is used to make a comparison between two things that aren’t alike but do have something in common. e.g. shadows refer to clouds.
    5. Transferred Epithet: When an adjective usually used to describe one thing is transferred to another. e.g. “melancholy darkness”, “dreamy fancies”, “darling dreamers”.

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  2. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    The central idea of the poem Rain on the Roof is that rain has power of healing the mind and the heart of humans as it heals the earth. The poet's mind is flooded with the memories of past when the drops of rain fall on the roof of his cottage and their sound reach poet's ears. These memories make hRead more

    The central idea of the poem Rain on the Roof is that rain has power of healing the mind and the heart of humans as it heals the earth. The poet’s mind is flooded with the memories of past when the drops of rain fall on the roof of his cottage and their sound reach poet’s ears.

    These memories make him feel joy as well as sorrow. However he feels better.

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  3. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    The message of the poem Rain on the Roof is that nature has significant effect on humans. The falling of rain affects the emotions of the poet. He beings to memorise his past especially his mother and her love. In a way, the rain heals the poet's inner self as it heals the earth. The poet fells blisRead more

    The message of the poem Rain on the Roof is that nature has significant effect on humans. The falling of rain affects the emotions of the poet. He beings to memorise his past especially his mother and her love.

    In a way, the rain heals the poet’s inner self as it heals the earth. The poet fells bliss while listening to the sound of rain.

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  4. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    According to the poet, it is night and the sky full of stars is covered by dark clouds full of humidity which soon begin to rain. Read the summary of this poem.

    According to the poet, it is night and the sky full of stars is covered by dark clouds full of humidity which soon begin to rain.

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  5. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    Melancholy darkness signifies poet's past memories which are full of sorrow and joy. The poet remembers his past while listening to the sound of rain drops in the night. Read the summary of this poem.  

    Melancholy darkness signifies poet’s past memories which are full of sorrow and joy. The poet remembers his past while listening to the sound of rain drops in the night.

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  6. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    The poet puts his head on the pillow and lies on the bed in his cottage. He feels bliss and joy while listening to the sound of rain droplets. He remembers his late mother and her love. Read the summary of this poem.

    The poet puts his head on the pillow and lies on the bed in his cottage. He feels bliss and joy while listening to the sound of rain droplets. He remembers his late mother and her love.

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  7. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    The rhyme scheme of the lyrical poem Rain on the Roof is ABCBDEFE. Read the summary of this poem.

    The rhyme scheme of the lyrical poem Rain on the Roof is ABCBDEFE.

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  8. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    The poet hears the rain patter on the roof of his cottage in which he is lying on the bed. Read the summary of this poem.

    The poet hears the rain patter on the roof of his cottage in which he is lying on the bed.

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  9. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    The poet attaches the darkness with sadness. According to him, darkness has melancholy and is gently weeping in rainy tears. Read the summary of this poem.

    The poet attaches the darkness with sadness. According to him, darkness has melancholy and is gently weeping in rainy tears.

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  10. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    The dreamers here refer to the poet and his siblings who are sleeping. Poet's mother would use to look at them with love and affection. The poet could feel the warmth of her love. Read the summary of this poem.

    The dreamers here refer to the poet and his siblings who are sleeping. Poet’s mother would use to look at them with love and affection. The poet could feel the warmth of her love.

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