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  1. Following literary devices/figures of speech have been used in the poem Fear No More: Metaphor: It is a literary device which is used to make a comparison between two things that aren't alike but do have something in common. e.g. "heat of sun" and "furious winter rages" symbolise extremes of life (tRead more

    Following literary devices/figures of speech have been used in the poem Fear No More:

    1. Metaphor: It is a literary device which is used to make a comparison between two things that aren’t alike but do have something in common. e.g. “heat of sun” and “furious winter rages” symbolise extremes of life (troubles and sorrows), “dust” refers to grave, “reed” refers to weak and “oak” refers to strong.
    2. Personification: It is the attribution of human characteristics to non human things. e.g. “furious winter rages“. The phrase means extreme cold.
    3. Repetition: It is the repetition of words or phrases in the poem for poetic effect. e.g. “fear no more” and “care no more” have been repeated several times in the poem.
    4. Alliteration: It is the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words. e.g. thou thy worldly task”, “care no more to clothe”,  “To thee the reed is as the oak”, “Fear not slander, censure rash”, “Consign to thee, and come to dust”.
    5. Transferred Epithet: It is a literary device in which an adjective is used to describe one thing transferred to another. e.g. “tyrant’s stroke” refers to the cruelty of the ruler.

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  1. According to the poet, there are many benefits of being dead. e.g. a dead person does not fear from heat of sun or cold of winters, cruelty of his master or tyranny of the ruler, public criticism and slanders, lightning or thunder, magic or witchcraft. In fact he is free from all sorts of worldly woRead more

    According to the poet, there are many benefits of being dead. e.g. a dead person does not fear from heat of sun or cold of winters, cruelty of his master or tyranny of the ruler, public criticism and slanders, lightning or thunder, magic or witchcraft. In fact he is free from all sorts of worldly worries and troubles.

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  1. The tone of the poem Fear no More is restrained and encouraging as the poet is portraying a positive picture of death. Read summary of this poem.

    The tone of the poem Fear no More is restrained and encouraging as the poet is portraying a positive picture of death.

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  1. In this poem, Shakespeare records consolations against death probably to comfort the people who are mourning over the death of their loved one or he may be consoling those who are dead. From the very beginning, the poet portrays a positive picture of death. According to him, death is not something wRead more

    In this poem, Shakespeare records consolations against death probably to comfort the people who are mourning over the death of their loved one or he may be consoling those who are dead. From the very beginning, the poet portrays a positive picture of death. According to him, death is not something which brings grief and sorrow. On contrary, it provides relief and peace from worldly troubles and hardships.

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  1. The central idea of the poem Fear No More is death. However unlike the traditional poems, we find that death is not considered curse or doom here. Instead, the poet portrays a positive picture of death. According to him, death is a relief for the a person because after death, a person does not feelRead more

    The central idea of the poem Fear No More is death. However unlike the traditional poems, we find that death is not considered curse or doom here. Instead, the poet portrays a positive picture of death.

    According to him, death is a relief for the a person because after death, a person does not feel heat or cold. He does not fear from a cruel master or a tyrant ruler, the fear of lightning or thundering vanishes away and magic and witchcraft does not work on the dead.

    A dead person gets freedom from slanders and criticism. In short he is free from worldly troubles and sorrows. He feels peace in his grave.

    The other important idea reflected in the poem is equality. According to the poet, every person is equal before death. He has to though he may be a rich and beautiful person or a poor chimney-sweeper, an illiterate or a scholar, a doctor or a royal. Every person has to die day.

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  1. There are mainly two themes in the poem Fear No More. Freedom The first theme which we find in the poem is freedom. Traditionally death is considered as something which brings gloom and sorrow. However in this poem, the poet portrays a positive picture of death. According to him, death does not brinRead more

    There are mainly two themes in the poem Fear No More.

    • Freedom

    The first theme which we find in the poem is freedom. Traditionally death is considered as something which brings gloom and sorrow. However in this poem, the poet portrays a positive picture of death. According to him, death does not bring gloom. On contrary, it provides a person freedom from heat and cold, cruel master and tyrant ruler. A person is free from thoughts of earning.

    He is free from thunder and lightning, slanders and criticism, magic and witchcraft. In other words, he become peaceful a she has nothing to worry about. He lives peacefully in grave, his eternal home.

    • Equality

    The other important theme reflected in the poem is the idea of equality. According to the poet, every one is equal before the death. It does not discriminate between rich and a poor, a beautiful and an ugly, a scholar and an illiterate, a doctor and a royal, a strong and a weak. Every person has to die one day.

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  1. In the poem "Fear No More", the poet says that death does not discriminate between the rich and the poor, ugly and beautiful, weak and strong. Every human is equal before the death and every person has to face it one day. According to the poet, like any person, a scholar has to die, a doctor has toRead more

    In the poem “Fear No More”, the poet says that death does not discriminate between the rich and the poor, ugly and beautiful, weak and strong. Every human is equal before the death and every person has to face it one day. According to the poet, like any person, a scholar has to die, a doctor has to die and even a royal person has to die.

    In addition, the dead person gets freedom from all sorts of worldly problems. He no longer fears the cruel ruler or the tyrant master. He does not need wages. He does not fear the ghosts. The witchcraft and magic does not work on him. The fear of lightning and thunder also goes away. He sleeps in his gave peacefully.

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