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  1. The poem is composed of nine lines with no stanza subdivisions; hence it does not follow any rhyme scheme or meter.   My Heart Leaps Up Summary

    The poem is composed of nine lines with no stanza subdivisions; hence it does not follow any rhyme scheme or meter.

     

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    Anaphora- The recurrence of words or phrases in a set of sentences, clauses, or poetry lines is known as anaphora. So was it when my life began, So is it now I am a man, So be it when I shall grow old Allusion- Allusion is a figure of speech in which a hidden or indirect reference is made to an itemRead more

    • Anaphora- The recurrence of words or phrases in a set of sentences, clauses, or poetry lines is known as anaphora. So was it when my life began, So is it now I am a man, So be it when I shall grow old
    • Allusion- Allusion is a figure of speech in which a hidden or indirect reference is made to an item or occurrence from a different context. A rainbow in the sky
    • Paradox- A seemingly odd remark or claim that, upon careful observation, may turn out to be well-founded or correct. e.g. The Child is the father of the Man

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  1. The idea is that people initially experience a tremendous sensation of awe and astonishment from the natural world around them in childhood, according to Wordsworth. Adults, on the other hand, should aim to retain their pure, joyful reactions to the natural environment that they felt when they wereRead more

    The idea is that people initially experience a tremendous sensation of awe and astonishment from the natural world around them in childhood, according to Wordsworth. Adults, on the other hand, should aim to retain their pure, joyful reactions to the natural environment that they felt when they were little. The poem claims that such unfettered admiration for nature makes life worthwhile.

     

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  1. 'An August Midnight' is divided into two stanzas, each of which has six lines. The poem has two different rhyme schemes in the first and second stanzas: ABABCC in the first and AABBCC in the second. Hardy offers a unique and engaging rhythm that is characterized by change rather than consistency.Read more

    ‘An August Midnight’ is divided into two stanzas, each of which has six lines. The poem has two different rhyme schemes in the first and second stanzas: ABABCC in the first and AABBCC in the second. Hardy offers a unique and engaging rhythm that is characterized by change rather than consistency.

     

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  1. Imagery- Imagery is figurative language or visual symbolism that evokes a mental image or other sorts of sensory perceptions. A shaded lamp and a waving blind, And the beat of a clock from a distant floor A sleepy fly, that rubs its hands   Anastrophe/ Inversion- A literary device in which theRead more

    • Imagery- Imagery is figurative language or visual symbolism that evokes a mental image or other sorts of sensory perceptions.
    1. A shaded lamp and a waving blind,
    2. And the beat of a clock from a distant floor
    3. A sleepy fly, that rubs its hands

     

    • Anastrophe/ Inversion- A literary device in which the regular sequence of words is reversed to achieve a certain emphasis or meter impact.
    1. They know Earth-secrets that know not I.

     

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  1. The connotation and purpose of existence are central features in 'An August Midnight.' To depict a vivid recollection with a message, thorough details are used to create a sense of the past. The speaker is well aware of his surroundings and gives an observant perspective on the events that are beingRead more

    The connotation and purpose of existence are central features in ‘An August Midnight.’ To depict a vivid recollection with a message, thorough details are used to create a sense of the past. The speaker is well aware of his surroundings and gives an observant perspective on the events that are being recounted.

     

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  1. The first and third stanzas use an 'abcb' rhyme pattern. There is no rhyme scheme in the remaining stanzas. The last stanza also includes rhyming words, such as gone-on.   The Comet and the Moon Summary

    The first and third stanzas use an ‘abcb’ rhyme pattern. There is no rhyme scheme in the remaining stanzas. The last stanza also includes rhyming words, such as gone-on.

     

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  1. Personification- In literature or poetry, when an object or concept is portrayed as a person. “Tell me” said the comet “You will sulk as well,” the moon said “So, comet, stay and talk.”   (The entire poem deploys personification because inanimate objects/planets are given the living quality ofRead more

    • Personification- In literature or poetry, when an object or concept is portrayed as a person.
    1. “Tell me” said the comet
    2. “You will sulk as well,” the moon said
    3. “So, comet, stay and talk.”

     

    (The entire poem deploys personification because inanimate objects/planets are given the living quality of communicating.)

     

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    The moon's loneliness is the central theme of the poem. Richard Edwards, the poet, has underlined the moon's desperate longing for a companion with whom to discuss his worries.   The comet and the moon Summary

    The moon’s loneliness is the central theme of the poem. Richard Edwards, the poet, has underlined the moon’s desperate longing for a companion with whom to discuss his worries.

     

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